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Menopause - Symptoms

Last Updated on Jul 13, 2016
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What are the Symptoms of Menopause?

The symptoms of menopause are caused by changes in estrogen and progesterone levels and can last for up to 5-years or more. As the ovaries become less functional, they produce less estrogen/progesterone and the body subsequently reacts.

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Some women experience no symptoms, while others experience mild to severe symptoms. This variation is normal. A gradual decrease of estrogen allows the body to slowly adjust to the hormonal changes during menopause, but in some women a sudden decrease in estrogen level occurs, causing severe symptoms. This is often seen when menopause is caused by surgical removal of uterus (Surgical Menopause).

Symptoms of menopause include:

  • Irregular menstruation
  • Palpitations (irregular heartbeats)
  • Hot flashes or hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Skin flushing
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased libido
  • Painful sexual intercourse
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  • Migraine
  • Mood swings including irritability, depression and anxiety
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal infections
  • Joint aches and pains
  • Urinary frequency, urgency or incontinence

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good material.. would also like to know wat do u exactly mean by hot flashes? wat to do for it?

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