The Physical And Emotional Signs Of Early Menopause
The signs of early menopause can be placed in two categories that are physical signs and emotional signs. Each of these signs signals the changes in a woman’s body. These signs show that the body is preparing to cease in the production of the hormone estrogen.
If you look up the meaning of menopause this is what you will read: men’opause n. cessation of menstruation. [ G. men, month, pauses, cessation]
The overall explanation of menopause is that it is a cycle of the body in which the menstrual cycle ceases due to the ovaries ceasing to produce estrogen. Perimenopause or early menopause is the precession to menopause. The ovaries begin to fluctuate in the production of estrogen bringing on signs and symptoms of menopause. The signs of early menopause are both emotional and physical. Below these symptoms will be listed under the category in which they apply.
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes/ Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Bladder control issues
- Weight gain
- Menstrual migraines/ headaches
- Breast tenderness
- Hair loss/ thinning
- Facial hair increase
- Mood swings
- Low libido
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory lapses
- Extreme fatigue
There are treatments available to help relieve the above signs associated with early menopause. There are three areas of treatment that include: Hormone replacement therapy, Herbal therapy, and Lifestyle changes. Each of these offers effective relief from the discomforts of menopause. Below is a more detailed description of each treatment.
Hormone replacement therapy
This treatment is offered through prescription from your physician. There are pills/tablets, patches and creams or gels that replenish lost estrogen levels. Hormone replacement therapy restores estrogen as well as progesterone levels that relieve menopause signs and prevent uterus cancer. Estrogen therapy replenishes estrogen only.
This treatment is a natural way to relieve menopause symptoms. There are teas, herbs and creams that can be used to decrease the severity of menopause symptoms. Examples of this include the use of chamomile tea to aid with insomnia or sleeplessness. The herb Valeria is a natural sedative and can also be used for sleeplessness. For menstrual migraines or headaches the herb feverfew has been know top help. Women all over the world have used these herbs for centuries when HRT has only been in use for the last 60 years.
Women, who begin to exercise, eat a healthier more nutrient rich diet and stop poor habits such as smoking can naturally relieve symptoms of menopause. Reducing stress, exercise and lowering the intake of caffeine, alcohol and spicy foods can all be aids in lowering the discomforts of menopause symptoms.
Menopause and early menopause are a natural occurrence within the female body. It’s not a process that we can control entirely or prevent but it can be controlled in a manner of speaking. We can control the symptoms of menopause with the above treatments. With these aids we are able to be better prepared for this occurrence and better able to cope with its effects. If you are experiencing periods after menopause, you may feel better when using the methods above to cope with your symptom. You can also naturally cope by using safe and effective menopause creams like HotFlashFreedom.