When it comes to effectively dealing with the change of life, you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as an effective treatment. Doing so will help you manage many of the undesirable symptoms that typically accompany menopause. Knowing what these symptoms are may help you decide if HRT is the right choice for you.
One of the most common complaints from middle-aged women who are going through menopause is hot flashes. These can be intense and severe which may cause you to be extremely uncomfortable. Hot flashes can make your entire body feel flushed, and there is typically no warning when these will occur at all.
However, the good news is these will normally decrease over time for most women.
One of the first signs that you are going through menopause may be when you miss a menstrual cycle. However, you will not be diagnosed as being fully menopausal until you haven't experienced a period for 12 consecutive months.
Do you have a difficult time getting to sleep? Perhaps, you wake up several times during the night and simply don't get the rest that your body needs. If so, this may likely occurring during menopause and can disrupt your life.
Consider talking to your OBGYN about some type of prescribed sleep medication to assist you in getting enough sleep when you are faced with insomnia.
Unfortunately for those around you, it's possible that you could be difficult to be around at certain times. Mood swings are a common symptom of menopause and could make you feel easily irritated and in a bad mood most of the time.
This is due to the fluctuation in your hormone levels and may worsen throughout the course of menopause.
You may put on weight more easily than you used to, and this is a result of your metabolism slowing down. The combination of menopause and aging can significantly increase your chances of gaining weight. This is proven by the statistic that shows 90% of women in this stage of life put on weight.
One effective way to combat this unwanted symptom is by engaging in exercise which will also work to combat weight gain for you.
Finally, dealing with menopause can be a trying time and if your symptoms are extremely severe, you may want to consider HRT. Be sure to schedule an appointment with your OBGYN to discuss how this menopause treatment may assist you during the change of life.