Doctor Lebedeva advised to pay attention to the first three “bells” of approaching menopause

Gastroenterologist Dilyara Lebedeva named three early symptoms indicating the approach of menopause. According to her, your women's health can and should be taken under control.

Menopause is a natural process of physiological restructuring of the body of a woman over 45 years old (this is the average, there are exceptions). The period of menopause depends on the characteristics of the body. Complete extinction of reproductive function occurs at the age of 60-65 years.

The menstrual transition can begin even eight years before menopause, warns Lebedeva. She notes that there are three first “bells” of his approach:

1. Delayed menstruation – first up to one week, then – up to two months or more

2. The duration of menstruation and the volume of discharge is reduced. For example, menstruation used to last 6 days, but now it lasts three.

3. Throughout the cycle, the basal temperature does not change, whereas usually it rises in the middle or in the second half.

“At first everything happens unnoticed, and then the first symptoms appear,” the doctors noted in your telegram channel.

Symptoms of menopause:

  • Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of heat in the chest, neck and face. At the same time, the heart rate increases and sweating increases.
  • night sweats
  • weight gain, it becomes more and more difficult to lose it
  • problems with sleep
  • mood swings, nervousness
  • vaginal dryness
  • decreased libido
  • urinary incontinence
  • deterioration of skin, hair, nails and muscles

What happens to a woman when menopause occurs?

The ovaries decrease in size, their secretory tissue is replaced by connective tissue. Such tissue is not able to synthesize hormones, which is why the development of follicles stops. The concentration of estrogen drops, which leads to a complete cessation of menstruation.

Doctors distinguish between the concepts of “menopause” and “menopause”. Menopause is the period before the last menstruation, when estrogen levels gradually decrease, and menopause is the end point when menstruation finally stops.

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