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    How do we know we are nearing menopause?

    Have a query about menopause? Searching for symptoms? Find advice from experts on this page.

    What is the usual or common age for menopause? What are the symptoms to understand that we are nearing menopause? What are the various factors that contribute to early or delayed menopause? How can we as family members help the ladies undergoing depression and body changes due to this?
    Experts: do advice.
  • #137225
    The common age for menopause is 40 and any other case with menopause before the age of 40 is considered as early menopause. There is no difference between normal and early menopause.

    Symptoms for menopause-
    1. The most common symptom for menopause is irregular menstrual cycle. One may even get skipped periods.
    2. Another symptom is hot flashes on the upper body. It may be associated with intense sweating.
    3. Mood swing is again an important symptom for menopause and it needs to attended carefully by family members.
    4. Other symptoms like headache, fatigues, pain in joints, etc are also there but the intensity may vary from person to person.
    5. Vaginal dryness and changes in libido (sex drive) is one prominent symptom a lady can feel herself.
    6. Irritability, Depression and Racing heart are associated with mood swings and depends highly on the family environment one may get during these days.

    Reasons for early menopause- Now days, the changes life style has increased the ratio of early menopause. Below mentioned are the basic reasons-
    1. It can be due to chromosomal defects related to female reproductive system.
    2. It can be hereditary and have genetic control. If a mother has early menopause, there are strong chances for a daughter to have early menopause.
    3. removal of Ovaries- Due to some unavoidable reasons, many females have to undergo an surgery for ovary removal. Once the ovaries are removed, it is a menopause phase
    4. Psychotherapy in pelvic region also causes early menopause.
    5. Other reasons may be hormonal and can be checked with the specialist.

    Delayed menopause can be resulted due to genetic or medical reasons.

    During this period, family has to take extra care for the member as she is going through a kind of emotional imbalance and mood swings. Physical care must also be taken because of irregular menstrual cycles and joint pains.
    In extreme cases of irritations and mood swings, many people consult psychiatrist and medical specialist.


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  • #137232
    The phrase 'psychotherapy in pelvic region' appears to be incorrect in the answer given above by the anonymous author.
    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #137244
    There are many indications to show that you are nearing menopause. First of all, as soon as you go past 40 - be sure that it is inevitable. There are many signs to know before hand.

    1. Your periods begin to go quite irregular. There could be more flow. Periods go for days together. I have seen some complaining about bleeding for two weeks!

    2. You will begin finding fault with everyone and everything. Your husband. your children, the co workers - you would not find it easy to gel with anyone. That is because of hormonal imbalance. Severe mood swings become quite regular.

    3. Menopause is also indicated if you begin gaining weight - quite unusually. Sudden weight gain is the sure shot sign of impending menopause.

    4. Some women may experience hair growth on their body. Some may see slight growth of beard or moustache.

    5. Anxiety problems for practically no visible reason is another indication for the onset of menopause.

    6. You may experience sleep disorders. There is a possibility of night sweats as well.

    7. Do you tend to forget things quite quickly? Repeated forgetfulness is a clear indication of the approaching menopause.

    8. You will experience dryness in vagina as a result of low levels of aestrogen and subsequent hormonal imbalance. There will be a decrease in the sexual desire.

    There are many ways to cope with the changes experienced due to menopause. Some of them are -

    1. Eat as much oestrogen filled food as you can lay your hands on. Have balanced foods which contain enough carbohydrates and protein.

    2. Try to increase the level of exercises. It will ease you of depression as well.

    3. Role of family members is of utmost importance at this stage.

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  • #137267
    Menopause is a natural aging process that affects all women. It is a transitional phase from reproductive life to the cessation of menstruation. It marks the culmination of several years of perimenopausal changes during which hormones secreted by the ovaries (estrogen and progesterone) gradually decline. Every woman goes through the menopause transition in their own unique way. Peri- and menopausal symptoms vary considerably from person to person and may include body changes such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, reduced libido, forgetfulness, loss of bladder control and frequent urination. Fall in estrogens after menopause leads to detrimental effects. The two most prevalent diseases associated with postmenopausal women are osteoporosis and heart disease.

    Estrogen or hormone replacement (ERT or HRT) has been traditional treatment for many of the above complaints; however such treatment carries risks - breast cancer and myocardial infarction. Hence, many gynecologists and an increasing number of women are increasingly looking for therapies that they perceive to be safer than conventional pharmaceutical to maintain health naturally during the menopause. This goal can be accomplished through lifestyle choices, diet, supplements, and herbs. Nutritional support for menopausal women should focus both on symptom relief and disease prevention. Treatment strategies should include natural ways to support hormone balance and alleviate vasomotor symptoms as well as ways to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

    Menopause Management – Goals

    • Effective for Peri/Post and menopause
    • Replenish essential nutrients for maintenance of healthy menopause
    • Help restore the hormonal changes naturally.
    • Alleviate menopausal symptoms like, hot flashes, night sweat, insomnia, low sex drive, vaginal dryness etc
    • Enhance mood and relieves irritability, anxiety
    • Enhance memory and concentration
    • Promote alertness and combats mental exhaustion
    • Promote bone density and strength
    • Promote heart health
    • Protect against menopausal complications
    • Safe and effective with no side effects
    • Improves quality of life

  • #138836
    The average age for menopause is 44 . early menopause starts at the age 38 years and late up to 52 years. During this period so many harmonal changes take place inside the female body and the symptoms can be seen such as
    1. Irregular and delayed menstrual cycle, even stoppage of the period
    2. Irritation
    3.Symptoms like headache, fatigues
    4.Vaginal fluid dryness and high sexual desire
    If ladies eats healthy foods and do regular work, exercise, yoga and remains fit and enjoy well the daily sex with husband all the problems can be solved.
    when the vagina goes dry, it becomes painful and uninterested to have sex. Thus many husband feel irritated and there is a great change in the behavior of husband towards their wives. This juncture is painful for ladies and they become stressed and depressed.

    The greatest wealth in this world is mental peace and good health.

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