What is the difference between perimenopause, menopause, and post menopause?
What are the differences between these and what are some symptoms of them?
Posted 3 years ago in Menopause by robertr
The most common symptom of perimenopause, menopause signs symptoms associated with it is menstrual irregularity and spotting during the monthly cycle. Frequent periods for too long and heavy bleeding or light bleeding occur during peri menopause. While osteoporosis has now become common among women whose calcium intake is less, it also happens to women prior to entering this state.As women grow older they tend to lack in calcium that weakens the bones and osteoporosis settles in. Taking 1500 mg calcium daily can prevent this from happening. Elevated cholesterol levels are also one of the symptoms. With age, the good cholesterol decreases and bad cholesterol will increases leading to coronary disease.A rigid dietary control is essential during this period. The transition varies for each woman. Some experience it according to a mothers or elder sisters transition and changes at that time. With the decrease in the Estrogen hormone, some physical changes like hair loss, facial hair and weight gain are some problems that upset a woman.A good diet and regular exercises will help in maintaining a balanced metabolism. This includes flushing out the system by drinking water which should be at least 8 glasses a day. Natural herbs can be taken after consulting a doctor.Menopause Signs Symptoms: * Endometriosis * Bloating * Aching joints and muscles * Unexplained weight gain, especially in hips, waist and stomach * Cold or tingling hands or feet * Spotting, light bleeding * Hair loss, thinning hair * Depression, anxiety and mood swings * Craving sweets, * Craving for caffeine * Hot flashes * Facial hair growth * Unstable blood sugar levels * Allergy symptoms * Chronic fatigue * Sluggishness * Breast tenderness * Dizziness, * Lightheadedness * Dry wrinkly skin * Fibrocystic breasts * Headaches * Migraines * Heart palpitations * Heavy periods * Irregular periods * Uterine fibroids * Incontinence * Inability to handle stress * Irritability * Urinary tract and yeast infections * Lack of concentration * Memory lapses * Ringing or buzzing in ears (tinnitus) * Night sweats * Leg cramps * Low metabolism * Lower sex drive * Loss of sex drive * PMS and menstrual cramping * Sleep disturbances * Insomnia * Osteoporosis * Symptoms of hypothyroidism with normal T3 and T4 levels
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