It is believed that more than 70 per cent of women are affected by the distressing early menopause symptoms much before the progression of the normal menopausal stage. In addition to the regular biological changes, a woman is likely to suffer certain psychological swings as well during the progression of early menopause.
Early Menopause Symptoms
Although most of the health care practitioners suggest that these pre-mature symptoms are mere preparation of the body for the nearing menopause. A few doctors differ and blame these signs as the result of faulty lifestyle habits. Factors like wrong diet, prolonged medication and lifestyle can speed up this natural biological process and lead to the occurrence of early menopause.
Early Menopause symptoms
A woman is likely to experience menopause during her late 40’s to 50’s. Any signs or changes which occur prior to this stage are known as Early Menopause Symptoms. Some of the most common observed changes during this stage are:
Irregularities in period
Women undergoing early menopause experience shorter cycles, in other words, frequent periods. This symptom can be excruciating as the woman reeling under this stage experiences her period cycle after every 15-20 days. On the other hand, extremities in form of heavy flow and light flow are another abnormalities observed in this period. Light period is the sign of insufficient level of estrogen as well as an anovulatory period. Heavy bleeding is the signal of higher presence of estrogen and lack of progesterone. In this case, the woman is likely to bleed until the level of estrogen drops to the required level.
Hot flashes are the trademark symptom of early menopause and undoubtedly one of the most unbearable symptoms of the stage. The symptom manifests in form of prickly and hot feeling which rises from the back and envelopes the entire neck, face reaching to the scalp. One can expect a rise in the temperature up to 8 degrees. In addition, the pulse may shoot up bringing cold sweats to the body. It is estimated that more than 75 per cent of women reeling under this stage experience hot flashes as a potent early menopause symptom.
Unusual Vaginal Dryness
Dryness of the vaginal tissues is yet another potent early menopause symptom occurring due to the drop in the estrogen level. Due to this symptom, a woman becomes more prone to vaginal infections of sorts, finds sexual endeavors uncomfortable and thus naturally becomes irritable.
In this stage, one is likely to lose control over the bladder and thus experience frequent urination. The urinary tract, in this condition, loses its elasticity and muscular tone, as a result of which, she passes urine at shorter intervals.
Sleeplessness or the inability to maintain an undisturbed sleep is counted as another irritable early menopause symptom. This affects the sleep pattern of the suffering woman and makes her irritable.
Pain in the joints like wrist, neck and shoulders is another common problem of early menopause.
Apart the above physical problems, psychological problems like irritability, difficulty in concentrating, mood swings, forgetfulness and sleep disturbances are also tackled during this stage.
Besides the above problems, one may also expect symptoms like headaches, bouts of depression, change in the texture of body hair, water retention and night sweats.