Menopause – Symptoms
For many women, the perimenopause occurs around 4 years before the menopause.
The perimenopause can last for several years and involve menopausal symptoms.
• Irregular bleeding
• Hot flushes
• Dryness in the vagina.
The menopause can be characterised by a number of different symptoms, including:
• Hot flushes
• Mood swings
• Reduced sex lust
• Small bleeds due to dry mucous membranes
The symptoms you may experience during the menopause can continue for 2-5 years during the postmenopause. Many women also find that their mucous membranes become dry and brittle during this time. Click here to read more about dry mucous membranes.
You are not alone
Some women feel depressed and sad when thinking about how things used to be. You have entered a new phase in life that you may not know very much about.
It can be good to talk to friends and your partner about what your are thinking and feeling. Your friends are probably going through similar experiences and it is good for your partner to know what you are feeling in order for them to be able to support.
In Ellen’s Menopause Guide you can find several self-help tips for a better well being during menopause.
When the mucous membranes loose its elasticity, it can lead to vaginal discomfort and this is not your fault and it is a natural development, but can affect the well being. It is important to remember that you are not alone in experiencing changes along with the menopause.
It is a good idea to speak to a gynecologist or health center so that you can receive help regarding any concerns and problems, especially if they affect your quality of life.