Menopause Symptoms

Almost all women notice early symptoms while still having periods. About 70% of women approaching menopause will be affected by some or all of the below symptoms. Changing hormonal levels in the female reproductive system can cause symptoms such as hot flushes and night sweats, weight changes and sleep problems. Bodily tissues can also lose elasticity, which affects continence, causing women to race to the toilet more often. Hot flushes are still a little bit of a medical mystery and seem to be multifactorial, the most common theory is that drops in oestrogen affect the hypothalamus, which regulates body temperature, however increased stress, spicy food and alcohol all seem to increase symptoms. 

 

Spiritually they are known as ‘energetic fire’ or emotional purging. In Chinese medicine, they are often associated with the kidney (fear) and liver (anger). When a woman begins to express her anger, especially if she has held her tongue for most of her life, it can seem to come from “out of the blue” and can create a surge of fear. This is mainly because women have been taught that they aren’t allowed to be angry or express emotions early in life. For many women, this reclamation process includes getting in touch with suppressed anger that arises from unmet and unacknowledged needs or past pain and trauma. 

 

It is important to note that during this time of transition, with all the changes, your libido may go underground for a little while as you are using most of your energy to reprioritise your life. This is perfectly normal, but should only be temporary. There is no reason for sex drive to become permanent after menopause.

 

The Most Common Symptoms of Menopause are:

  • Hot flushes
  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Difficulty coping with normal stress
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Waking feeling unrefreshed
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Irregular periods
  • Night sweats
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Low energy
  • Headaches
  • Low mood
  • Insomnia
  • Waking through the night
  • Changes in appetite
  • Heavy bleeding

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