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How Will I Know When I Am Nearing Menopause
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
You'll know: Perimenopausal symptoms include hot flashes, insomnia, lethargy, malaise, loss of sex drive, fatigue, Insulin resistance (with our standard american diets), loss of muscle tone, weakness, emotional changes, irritability, mood swings, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse (feeling like sandpaper during intercourse) and other genitourinary problems. ...Read more
I'm pre menopause+b12 deficiency.getting injections.i feel lightheaded.pins and needles in my fingertips and face goes numb skin feels tight.doc knows?
What to do if i know that age is a risk factor, but is being post-menopausal a risk factor in itself?
Declining hormones. : Once the ovaries reach menopause, they can no longer produce any significant amount of estrogen or progesterone. Essentially zero levels. Premenopausal levels are not "exact" but mean somewhere on the decline from normal reproductive levels and menopause. Different for different women. ...Read more
Irregular periods: The menopausal transition, or peri-menopause is an interval of 3-5 years prior to the final menstrual period. During this time, periods become increasingly irregular. The medical definition of menopause is one year without a period. During the menopausal transition, women typically will have intermittent hot flashes along with irregular periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perimenopause: Menopause is the absence of menses for 12 months. You are probably more interested in peri-menopause. Early peri-menopause is early or late menses by more than 3 days. Late peri-menopause is an absence of menses by more than 3 months but not 12 months. Many women have more symptoms in peri-menopause than menopause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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