Am I in menopause?

The cycle that skips a few months (and it is not a pregnancy), the age approaching 45 years, some disturbance. Sometimes the question arises: will it be menopause? Here is an article that helps you understand it.

Questions and answers in this article:

  • Am I in menopause? Will it be menopause?
  • More frequent disorders of menopause
  • Most important diseases related to menopause and aging and risk factors
  • Recommended exams in menopause and visit to the gynecologist

Am I in menopause? Will it be menopause?

How many times have you asked yourself these questions when faced with a disorder or period that does not return for a month or two? A legitimate question, if you are between 45 and 55 years old , which represents the period of time in which a woman can physiologically enter menopause.

Each menopause is different and each woman is different so you cannot generalize an age that is valid for all. What is certain is that starting from the age of 42/45, menstrual irregularities or small vasomotor disturbances (heat, night sweats) or irritability or difficulty sleeping and rest can begin to manifest .

Other disorders included in the so-called climacteric syndrome (i.e. inherent in perimenopause) can be: headache, irritability, mood disorders (feelings of anxiety and depressed mood), fatigue, reduced ability to concentrate, decreased memory, joint pain, tension mammary.

If you experience one or more ailments similar to those described, you can talk to your gynecologist who will guide you through the transformation of your body.

More frequent disorders of menopause

Here is a list of the most common menopausal ailments. Click on the link to read in-depth articles on each of the listed disorders.

Disorders of the urogenital area

  • Intimate irritation and itching
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Frequent infections
  • Pain in intercourse / dyspareunia
  • Decreased tone of the pelvic floor
  • Disorders of urination
  • Vaginal stenosis (narrowing)

Disorders of the psychological area

  • Irritability and emotional instability
  • Tendency to depression (in already predisposed subjects)
  • Tendency to anxiety (in already predisposed subjects)
  • Decreased libido

Other body modifications

  • Dry skin and increased wrinkles
  • Skin spots
  • Hair thinning
  • Weight gain

Most important diseases related to menopause and aging and risk factors

A multiplicity of factors that include biological aging of the body and organs, personal physical problems, but also modified hormonal balances and estrogenic decline, can contribute to determining the onset of some pathologies .

Here are the ones that can most frequently involve postmenopausal women. Also in this case, by clicking on the link, you can read an in-depth article.

  • Vulvo Vaginal Atrophy (affects approximately 50% of women)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiocirculatory problems
  • Hypertension

Recommended exams in menopause and visit to the gynecologist

When you realize you are close to menopause , because your age tells you so, or because you start to feel some typical ailment or discomfort among those we have listed above, it is important to ask your trusted gynecologist or an expert for advice. in your area you can find in our directory  of specialists.

Your doctor will be able to guide you through the changes your body is going through and will also recommend appropriate treatments to maintain health and vigor over time .

 

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