Which symptoms are associated with menopause?
Since the ovaries function within a complex hormonal system, the end of secretions by these organs causes a series of reactions that lead to imbalances.
The period referred to as perimenopause is often an uncomfortable one since hormone imbalances can cause different symptoms which, luckily, are not necessarily all present at once. Certain occur rapidly, while others appear many years after the end of menstruation.
Changes in the endocrine system, as well physical and psychological changes, during menopause can cause more or less significant disorders, also referred to as climacteric disorders. The most common signs experienced by women are hot flashes, fatigue due to sleep disorders, nervousness and irritability, night sweats, migraines, depression and vaginal dryness.
These problems can be nonexistent or minimal for one in two women. However, when they do occur, they can be highly annoying and difficult to bear. Their duration can vary from several months to several years.
In the long-term, the hormonal deficiency following menopause can have repercussions on the risk of osteoporosis, cardio-vascular disease, aging skin and memory loss.