Symptoms of Menopause and Early Menopause
Menopausal and Early Menopause Symptoms may come and go, and more may develop, as the process of menopause goes on and develops. Although some women have few noticeable symptoms of menopause other than the ending of menstrual periods, most women will definitely have some other symptoms.
We can distribute menopause and early menopause symptoms into several groups. Here they are:
Long-term menopausal symptoms that can be and get worse with time:
- An increased risk of vaginal infections.
- Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia).
- Vaginal changes, such as:
- Vaginal dryness and itching.
Symptoms that generally improve with time:
- Emotional changes, such as mood swings or a change in sexual interest or response.
- Generalized itching.
- Hot flashes.
- Joint pain.
- Menstrual period changes.
- Rapid, irregular heartbeat (heart palpitations).
- Sleep disturbances (insomnia).
Problems with urinary tract include:
- An inability to control the leakage of urine (urinary incontinence).
- Changes in appearance.
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Problems with concentration and memory.
Although menopause can be the reason for a wide variety of symptoms in some women, other women do not experience any menopausal symptoms other than the absence of monthly periods. Many women even feel positive about the changes that come with menopause, obviously realizing freedom from menses and the risk of pregnancy.