Changes During Menopause
The changes during menopause are many. There are the common menopausal
symptoms that many women experience.
These include hot flashes, night sweats,
mood swings, vaginal dryness, loss of libido and irregular periods.
These however are just the most common menopause changes and symptoms
that a woman may experience.
If these symptoms weren't enough to make any sane person insane, there
are many more changes that a woman may or may not experience during the
stages of menopause.
These changes include feeling fatigued, anxious
Additionally a woman may experience hair loss, sleeping
disorders, difficulty concentrating, changes in body order and weight
Here are some of the
more common menopausal changes you may experience.
- Hair Loss
- Facial Hair
- Mental Confusion
- Trouble Sleeping
To see each of these menopausal changes in more detail, scroll through
page to read them all.
is one of the emotional mood swings women can experience.
But in addition to just being an occasional change in mood, some women
will experience a more constant feeling of irritation when experiencing
changes during menopause.
Just like many
other menopausal symptoms, the primary cause for irritability is due to
There are other factors however that can lead to this constant state of
Other menopausal symptoms can have an indirect effect on
irritability such as;
- Lack of
sleep due to night sweats.
- Loss of
libido (sex drive)
in your body like hair loss or vaginal dryness.
- Headaches, joint pain, sore breasts and other painful
It is not only menopause symptoms and the hormone changes that lead to
the feeling of irritation. Things like a poor diet, lack of exercise,
excess caffeine or alcohol and major life changes can add to this
particular change during menopause.
To help reduce irritation, try some techniques like breathing
exercises, taking walks, meditation, a calming hobby and setting up
social activities with your friends.
Fatigue is one of the most common changes a woman will experience
during perimenopause and menopause.
Chronic fatigue can disrupt your
life at work and home. It can impact productivity at work, put a strain
on relationships at home and basically turn your life upside down.
Fatigue can be described as a persistent feeling of weakness, lower
energy levels and basically just feeling tired all the time.
not the same as being tired due to needing sleep, but rather a lack of
energy when you are not in need of sleep. Fatigue can be
Like many other menopause changes women experience it is
believed that the primary cause of fatigue is hormone changes. As your
estrogen levels decrease, the feeling of fatigue can increase.
because certain hormones, including estrogen, help control energy
levels. These hormones also help regulate the sleep cycle.
So not only
is your energy level impacted, but your sleep schedule can be disrupted
as well due to hormonal changes during menopause transition.
In addition to understanding these changes during menopause, be sure to read about the
stages of menopause
Gain After Menopause
Gaining weight after going through menopause is not that uncommon. This doesn't mean you will gain weight, it just means you have to work
harder to lose the weight.
Loss Over 40
As we age our metabolism slows down. This can make losing weight even
harder. Use these tips to ensure you lose weight even after the age of 40.
These chair stretches are perfect for seniors or those with physical
limitations. You can even do these if you have had a long day and want to get off
your feet but still get in your daily stretching routine.