Do you suffer from menopause urinary incontinence


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Do you know the first signs of menopause, also known as perimenopause or change of life? Basically all the symptoms, i.e. hot flashes, headaches, joint pain, diminished sexual drive, mood swings, etc. can be attributed to fluctuating levels of estrogen and testosterone in women. Menopause generally affects females between ages 45 and 55; early menopause (premature menopause) however affect many females also. Early menopause involves women at an age younger than 40. Symptoms for both menopause and premature menopause are the same…

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Do you suffer from menopause urinary incontinence

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  2. 2. Menopause Urinary Incontinence If you’re like me, you prefer to know what’s coming, rather than be caught off guard. When you know what the first signs of menopause (change of life) are, it can prepare you mentally and emotionally for a condition which no female can escape. Keep in mind that this article serves to inform you of the signs and symptoms of menopause; not with early menopause causes. Early menopause (also known as premature menopause) is defined as menopause which occurs at an age which is younger than the expected average age for menopause which typically is between 45 and 55. Both “normal” menopause and early menopause symptoms are the same. Picture courtesy
  3. 3. Menopause occurs when hormone production (estrogen and progesterone) by the ovaries drops to a level where menstrual cycles no longer continue. Once you’ve had absence of your menstrual cycle for 12 months, it signals the end of your fertility period and the beginning of menopause, also known as postmenopause. The average age of menopause is 51. Credited to Menopause is preceded by a transitional period known as perimenopause (pre menopause). It is also during this time that the worst of the menopause symptoms are experienced. So, how long does menopause last? On average perimenopause lasts for about four years; some women however have experienced the symptoms for as long as ten years, others for several months only. Also called the menopausal transition, it occurs when the body moves from the regular menstrual cycle of about 28 days to irregular cycles which are lighter, shorter, heavier, longer, and also missed period. To avoid an unwanted pregnancy, it is recommended you use contraceptives until such time that you
  4. 4. are officially menopausal, which occurs when you have missed your period for 12 months. Picture credit What are the typical symptoms? Fluctuation in your periods (menses) is probably the most significant symptom of perimenopause. Hot flushes: is another of the first signs of menopause which is experienced by up to 85% of menopausal women. Hot flashes (aka hot flushes) can last from 6 months to fifteen years. The
  5. 5. most significant symptom of hot flashes is that sudden feeling of heat which rises up over your body, felt most strongly in the neck and head. Picture credited to Sleep disorders like insomnia: Menopause and insomnia symptoms can be either temporary or chronic and severe. Main causes of insomnia are the symptoms typically associated with menopause, i.e. fluctuations in hormones, night sweats, irregular periods, etc.
  6. 6. Night sweats during menopause is medically termed sleep hyperhidrosis. It is heavy sweating which simply is the manifestation of hot flushes while you sleep. Symptoms generally include nausea, flushing, chills, headaches and sudden and intense heat. Mood swings is a menopausal symptom which affect more than 50% of women. It is an extreme or rapid change in mood which is mostly disproportionate to what triggers it. Hormones responsible to control moods and emotions are out of balance, hence the mood swings. Symptoms of mood swings include, but are not limited to depression, aggressiveness, sadness, irritability, anxiety, nervousness, etc. Credit to Vaginal dryness: menopause vaginal dryness is medically known as atrophic vaginitis. Since less estrogen is produced by the ovaries, it leads to thinning and drying of the vaginal walls. Symptoms of vaginal dryness which may occur as a result of the
  7. 7. thinning include painful intercourse, discomfort, itching, urinary problems and a vaginal discharge. Weight gain and menopause is a given (for 90% of women anyway). Menopause weight gain typically involves increased amounts of fat around the abdomen which is not only attributed to a slower metabolism as a result of hormonal changes, but also due to aging as well as an unhealthy lifestyle. Weight gain in women on average is between 12 and 15 pounds between the ages of 45 and 55 (menopausal years). Credited to Menopause urinary incontinence is an undesired symptom which can lead to dire situations and tiredness. Other serious symptoms include breast tenderness, heart palpitations, hair loss, etc; all of which are very real symptoms some women will have to endure. Learn how these affect women and what you can do to minimize the effect. Hey! My name is Sonia and I research those conditions which affect millions of people across the world who are looking for natural and affordable solutions to their health problems. Learn about other conditions and diseases on my website at this link…