Early signs of menopause and flushing are first recognized as slight changes in a woman’s body. These changes are not always first understood as being the beginning of menopause. Nonetheless, the one thing that we all know will occur in our lives is “change.” When we consider the hundreds of thousands of “changes” in our lives from the time of birth to the time we die, we begin to understand that it is the one thing that we can be absolutely sure of that will occur. Our lives, as well as our bodies, are like fluids that continuously change.
Now, women do tend to have more rhythmic patterns to the changes in their lives compared to men, and this is simply due to their having menstrual cycles. Women and their bodies have to constantly adjust to the frequent changes that their bodies go through as they age, starting with menses, getting pregnant, going through the childbirth and breastfeeding periods, and then going through perimenopause and menopause. Unfortunately, going through these changes is not always a smooth transition for the body.
Recognizing the Early Signs of Menopause and Flushing
Every woman experiences the perimenopause phase and menopause itself differently. Some women have absolutely no early signs of menopause and flushing, while others have every single one that you can think of. Because the range of symptoms is so varied, many women do not recognize that what is occurring is a hormonal imbalance and, so, they simply suffer in silence and blame it on being stressed out or else they simply believe that it is something that they have to go through as part of the aging process. Early signs of menopause include:
- Irregular periods
- Flushing (hot flashes)
- Chronic Fatigue and/or insomnia
- Changes in Sleeping patterns
- Loss of libido
- Night Sweats
- Vaginal Dryness
- Mood Swings
- Heart Palpitations
- Migraine Headaches
- Memory Problems
- Difficulty with Concentrating
- Brittle Nails
- Dry, Itchy, Irritated Skin
- Dry, Dull, or Thinning Hair
- Weight Gain, especially around the tummy area
- Achy Joints
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should speak with your gynecologist about having your hormone levels checked in order to truly determine whether or not you are going through perimenopause and/or menopause, and if so, then you should discuss the benefits of using a natural hormone replacement cream that can help alleviate some of these symptoms.