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Symptoms of Pre Menopause

If there is one indisputable fact about pre menopause-related symptoms, it's that they are highly variable - every woman experiences the symptoms of pre menopause in her own way.

Menopause and all its stages are not an illness, but a natural process in a woman's body. The symptoms of pre menopause are just indicators of changes, which occur in the relationship between the ovarian hormones and those produced by the pituitary gland.

In the time of late premenopause and at the beginning of perimenopause the ovaries become less responsive to stimulation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), causing a decline in the amount of estrogen secreted in a woman's ovaries.

As shown in the diagram above, estrogen levels drop dramatically during perimenopause. The decline of estrogen results in a hormonal imbalance in a woman's body and causes the common pre menopause symptoms. These changes can be quite different on an individual basis, but most women will experience pre menopause symptoms in a more severe fashion during this time of life. Estrogen levels will not recover in postmenopause. Thereby, they can raise new health concerns or still causes pre menopause symptoms, including:

  • hot flashes
  • night sweats
  • vaginal dryness
  • mood swings
  • declining libido
  • weight gain
  • headaches
  • changes in hair quality
  • lack of energy
  • aging skin
  • depression
  • incontinence
  • irregular periods
  • breast tenderness
  • crashing fatigue

Pre menopausal symptoms affect about 70% of women, who are approaching menopause. Almost every women notice early symptoms while still having periods. The symptoms of pre menopause usually last for the whole menopause transition (untill the mid 50's), but some women may experience them for the rest of their life. The most common pre menopause symptoms are hot Flashes, vaginal dryness, night sweats and loss of libido.

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