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How to identify menopause

Symptoms of menopause usually begin between the ages of 45 and 55 when menstruation becomes irregular and problems such as heat waves, increased sweat and skin production, and dry hair appear.

Menopause occurs due to decreased production of the hormones responsible for menstrual cycles and female fertility, and the intensity of its symptoms varies with each body.

How to identify menopause

Symptoms that can indicate menopause

If you are older that 40 and think you may be entering menopause, choose the symptoms you are experiencing from the ones below:

  1. 1. Irregular menstruation
    Yes
    No
  2. 2. Absence of menstruation for 12 consecutive months
    Yes
    No
  3. 3. Heat waves that start suddenly and without an apparent cause
    Yes
    No
  4. 4. Intense night sweats that can interrupt sleep
    Yes
    No
  5. 5. Frequent fatigue
    Yes
    No
  6. 6. Mood changes such as irritability, anxiety or sadness
    Yes
    No
  7. 7. Difficulty sleeping or lower sleep quality
    Yes
    No
  8. 8. Vaginal dryness
    Yes
    No
  9. 9. Hair loss
    Yes
    No
  10. 10. Decreased libido
    Yes
    No
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These symptoms and their intensity vary in women, because while some do not present any changes, others have very intense symptoms which makes it difficult to ignore them.

The age you enter menopause also varies, but on average, it occurs around the age of 50, but there are women who start menopause before the age of 40 and there are those who only enter this phase after the age of 52, depending your genetics and lifestyle.

How is menopause diagnosed

The diagnosis of menopause is made based on the symptoms that you present and its main characteristic is the absence of menstruation for at least 12 consecutive months.

In addition, your doctor may also ask you to have a test that checks the rate of FSH in the blood to prove menopause.

How is the treatment for menopause

The treatment for menopause is indicated for women who manifest very intense symptoms that compromise their professional, family and affective life. It can be done with the use of drugs prescribed by a gynecologist based on estrogen and progesterone, but it is contraindicated for women who have uncontrolled hypertension or high cholesterol. In this case, supplementation with soy may be suggested, for example.

Another option for the treatment of menopause is to use medicinal plants and herbs, such as Agnocus (Agnus castus), Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) or St. John's wort (Cimicifuga Racemosa) under medical supervision.

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