Written by Christy Jennings
Reviewed by Womenrx.org
Christy Jennings

Reviewed by Womenrx.org

Written by Christy Jennings

Especially before and after the menopause period, one is likely to come across different changes and this should be taken care of.

Here is a blog that defines everything and one must know about the same.

Know the changes that your body goes through around menopause

When ovaries are unable to produce any eggs and release them, the menstrual periods stop completely and this is something that every female is aware of. This is natural and happens to females after the age of 45-55. The extent of occurrence is not known and this completely depends upon body weight, previous pregnancies, genetics, and physical activity. Before one enters this phase, it is common to experience shorter periods and irregularity in the same.

This happens in different ways and here are the common ones

  • As a response to radiation or chemotherapy
  • Surgery for removing the uterus
  • Naturally, due to age
  • Primary ovarian insufficiency

The biggest and basic reason continues to be the decline in estrogen levels. Certain changes can be experienced by females and those are physiological changes experienced during menopause.

  • Mood swings

As the hormones fluctuate it is likely to increase the chances of depression, sadness, and cheerfulness.

  • Hot flashes

Women often experience this sign and are common. This too happens due to the alteration that makes it difficult to deal with the sweating.

  • Memory issues

Women as enter this phase, it is common to experience certain changes. Besides, the risk of having Alzheimer’s disorder too increases.

  • Alteration in weight

It is common to gain 2-5 pounds while women go through perimenopause to menopause and it becomes necessary that the levels of estrogen are taken care of.

  • Change in libido

A drop in the level of estrogen is likely to occur and this promotes the conditions such as depression, fatigue, racing heart, dryness, increased skin wrinkling, bladder control issues, and poor muscle strength.

Along with the overall changes, vaginal changes are likely to affect the health of the women.

Here are the changes that can be experienced.

  • Thin lining

During this period the female hormones are likely to decline. It does have an impact on the epithelium and this affects the walls of the genitals and makes them shrink, sag, or thin. It happens due to the reduced production of collagen and elastin which is responsible for the structure of the vagina.

  • Fluid changes

When there is a drop in the production of female hormones, it is common to experience a change in the fluids released by the vagina. Especially the pH level gets disturbed and hampers the structure of the genitals.

  • Vaginitis

Usually, this condition occurs due to different types of infections that grow in the genitals. The problems such as vaginal discharge, inflammation of the vagina, and a burning sensation.

Though those are the basic signs and symptoms experienced by one, it becomes necessary that one notice the alterations that happen in the body during this period and consider the right therapies.