signs of menopause at 40

Symptoms to Look for When Reaching the Age of Menopause

Menopause starts for most women in their 40s or 50s. This is a large range of time to know menopause is lurking around the corner. When menopause does finally come knocking, you probably want to be prepared so you don’t have to suffer through vaginal dryness along with many other symptoms.

Vaginal dryness can be easier to combat than you think by taking supplements daily. It is important to know the warning signs so you are prepared when menopause does hit.

Periods Become Irregular

This symptom is a good signifier that you are headed towards menopause. Your periods may not occur as consistently as they have in the past. They may be less often, sometimes heavier, sometimes lighter, last longer or last shorter. They won’t be as regular as they have in the past. It may become hard to predict when your next period will occur.

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

You may feel warm for no apparent reason. Night sweats are hot flashes that happen while asleep. Hot flashes and night sweats vary from woman to woman. They typically last between one to five minutes. Some are more extreme than others. For some woman, a hot flash or night sweats many only occur once a week, while others may have several an hour.

You Have Trouble Sleeping

There are many reasons why people have trouble sleeping at night. If you haven’t had trouble sleeping through the night in the past, but now you do, this may be a sign you are approaching menopause. Night sweats may be a reason why you are having trouble sleeping.

You Have Physical Changes

There are many physical changes that may happen before and during menopause. Some may gain weight during menopause. Others may find it hard to stay active due to stiff joints. It is important to be active before and during menopause. Vaginal dryness is also a symptom you are headed towards menopause. Tissue become more dry and thin which may cause itching or soreness, and painful intercourse.

Know and understand the symptoms for menopause. Find what works best for you to combat all symptoms of perimenopause.


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