7 Unusual Menopause Symptoms, From Clumsiness to Tactile Hallucinations

7 unusual symptoms of menopause - from clumsiness to tactile hallucinations

A doctor has identified seven unusual symptoms of menopause, from the sensation of insects crawling under the skin to “electric shock.”

A general practitioner said that on average women experience 10 different symptoms of menopause.

One in five menopausal women experience the sensation of insects crawling on or under their skin.
“The strangest thing is that this is simply a “tactile hallucination,” that is, a person experiences a physical sensation without any physical reason,” says gynecologist Elizaveta Komarova specifically for MedicForum.
This symptom can cause “mild or severe itching “, which many people will find annoying. A burning tongue may occur “due to the activation of pain nerve cells surrounding the tongue's taste buds.”

This may be caused by a drop in estrogen levels, which can lead to a metallic taste in the mouth along with dryness, tingling and potential soreness.

Another possible symptom of menopause is a change in spatial awareness.

“More than two in 10 women experience changes in spatial perception during menopause, most commonly changes in depth perception,” the doctor added. “This can lead to clumsiness, especially when combined with the dry eyes and decreased concentration levels that menopausal women often experience.”
The consistency, volume and smell of vaginal discharge may also change.

“ Changes in vaginal mucus as a result of decreased estrogen levels can change the balance of friendly microbes in the area. There's also an increased chance of vaginal infections such as thrush, which can also cause a foul odor.”
Seven unusual menopause symptoms:

  • Feeling like you're under insects crawl on their skin.
  • Burning tongue
  • Altered spatial awareness
  • Change in body odor
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Electric shock
  • Gum disease
Living a Healthy Lifestyle

It's important to take care of yourself at this stage of life, as decreased hormone levels during menopause can have long-term effects on your body.
A healthy lifestyle can help you manage menopause symptoms and reduce your risk development of diseases. You can take care of your physical health, such as:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Perform regular physical activity
  • develop good sleep habits
  • reduce or stop drinking alcohol
  • quit smoking.

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Important! Information provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.