Menopause can affect a woman physically and emotionally and may cause a range of symptoms, and here are seven menopause symptoms that may surprise you! Wow, this list is long.
First of all, rage. That comes under mood swings. If you haven’t felt the rage, you’re not in menopause yet.
Second, insomnia. Trouble falling asleep and then maybe waking up at three or four in the morning and not being able to fall asleep again.
Third, loss of sensation in the clitoris. This one that may surprise many women, but because due to the loss of hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, there’s clitoral atrophy. So that’s a big one as well as loss of sensation due to the clitoris shrinking and atrophying.
Fourth, bone density changes. So bone density will decrease and increase your chance for osteoporosis. This is symptom of menopause.
Fifth, heart disease. Our hormones are declining across the board and this is affecting our circulation, circulation system, our arteries, our veins deteriorating and with increased stress. During this time, women don’t handle the stress so well. This increases the chance of heart disease.
Sixth, dryness. Dry skin, eyes, hair and vagina. The dryness comes everywhere, so you’ll notice, maybe exteriorly on your face, on your skin, on your hands, that the skin is thinning. Drying, sagging, more wrinkles.
Finally, joint and muscle pain. Stiffness of joints and muscle pain around the time of menopause, if you haven’t experienced this before it is very common. There’s estrogen receptors all over our body including our joints, and declining hormones can add to pain caused by inflammation, just general wear and tear of the muscles, and just plain aging.
If you found this helpful, make sure to check out our other blog articles about menopause and perimenopause.