The Early Signs of Menopause

Asian middle aged woman who is sick The early signs of menopause can vary and be unique for each woman. Some women may experience no symptoms at all, while others will suffer from several symptoms that affect their daily lives. The doctors at Huey and Weprin OB/GYN in Kettering and Englewood, OH, work routinely with women going through the change and can provide solutions that can help in managing the problems that often arise. If you are concerned about entering into menopause and want to know what you can look out for, here are some common indications that this time in your life is approaching:

  • Menstrual irregularities. Irregular or skipped periods may indicate that you are starting to enter menopause. These irregularities could come with more intense menstrual cramping than before, as well as other physical changes such as vaginal dryness or hot flashes.
  • Loss of libido. As ovulation becomes less frequent and estrogen levels begin to wane, some women may notice a significant decrease in their sex drive.
  • Sleep disturbances. Many women experience insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns during menopause due to hot flashes and other symptoms that make it difficult to get a full night’s rest.
  • Physical changes. Other signs of early menopause can include bone loss, increased body fat, hair thinning and dry skin. These physical changes may result from lowered hormone levels and are often accompanied by mood swings and depression.

It is important to remember that each woman’s body will react differently to menopause, so what you might experience may not necessarily be the same as other women going through this time in their lives.

How Do I Find Out More About Menopause and Managing the Symptoms?

The symptoms of menopause can be bothersome, so you must be open and honest with all of your medical professionals to learn more about what can be done to minimize the symptoms and improve your quality of life during this transition. If you live in Englewood or Kettering, OH and want to speak with our doctors at Huey and Weprin OB/GYN, call 937-771-5100. Our doctors have many years of combined experience helping women through this and other reproductive health concerns. We are currently accepting new patients and look forward to meeting with you!

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