Hot flashes – a common symptom of approaching menopause. A sudden feeling of heat in the upper part of the body is accompanied by redness of the face, neck, the appearance of profuse perspiration. The rush lasts from 1 to 5 minutes and can be repeated up to 50 times during the day.
Insomnia is also a signal of approaching menopause. Most often the sleep disturbance caused by nighttime hot flashes. Changing hormonal levels accompanied by increased irritability, frequent changes of mood, tearfulness, depression, also adversely affects the quality of sleep. As a result, the woman feels in the morning completely shattered and unable to work.
The premenopausal – the first stage of menopause. The menstrual cycle becomes irregular. At this time the level of estrogen and progesterone is directly proportional to reduced. This circumstance provokes hot flashes, sweating, irritability, insomnia. Vaginal mucosa becomes thinner, the amount of natural lubrication is significantly reduced. Many women begin to avoid sexual contact that negatively affects the relationship between spouses.
The next stage is immediate menopause. On average, menopause occurs at 45-51 year. Depending on the overall health of women, menopause may occur earlier or later.
Menopause lasts from 3 to 15 years. If the date of the last menstrual period 12 months have passed, it is possible to diagnose the onset of menopause. At this time, FSH level is constantly changing. Therefore, even with modern testing, we offer well-known brands may not give a reliable result. However, the laboratory methods of determining FSH levels allow us to determine the persistent increase in the hormone and with confidence to say that menopause.
The woman continue to be bothered by frequent hot flashes, bone density is reduced, cardiovascular disease, starts increased growth of hair on body and face, testosterone levels during menopause are significantly increased. Accumulation of testosterone occurs in adipose tissue and is partly synthesized into estrogen, since the body still tries to compensate for the deficiency of female hormones.
Modern hormone replacement therapy helps to neutralize or reduce the symptoms of menopause, which in turn allows women and during menopause feel full of strength and energy to enjoy life and keep a youthful appearance for years to come.