Menopause: A season of hormonal shifts

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Menopause is the natural process that occurs when a woman’s body stops producing estrogen. It usually occurs around the age of 51, but it can happen earlier or later. Some of the most common symptoms of menopause include:

  1. Hot flashes: These are sudden feelings of warmth, sometimes accompanied by a red, flushed face and sweating.
  2. Night sweats: These are hot flashes that occur during sleep.
  3. Vaginal dryness: This can cause discomfort during sexual activity and increase the risk of infections.
  4. Mood changes: Some women may experience irritability, mood swings, or depression during menopause.
  5. Memory problems: Some women may have difficulty concentrating or remembering things during menopause.
  6. Sleep problems: Insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, or waking up frequently during the night are common during menopause.
  7. Weight gain: Many women gain weight around the belly during menopause, even if they are not eating more.
  8. Hair loss: Some women may experience thinning hair or hair loss during menopause.
  9. Skin changes: The skin may become drier or less elastic during menopause.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and they are causing discomfort or concern, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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