Ladies, will these menopause symptoms ever stop? I surely hope so. The ability to cruise through menopause without a hot flash or mood swings relates to your balance of estrogen and progesterone in your body. If the levels of these two hormones play nicely and drift down slowly, you’re likely to avoid hot flashes, night sweats, and most of the other symptoms of perimenopause.
Your experience can also depend on your body. If you’re carrying extra weight, you generally have fewer hot flashes and night sweats because fat tissue makes estrogen. However, you may experience more problems with symptoms that relate to estrogen fluctuation or decrease, such as mood swings, fatigue, decrease sex drive, and insomnia. The good news is that many of these symptoms can be managed with lifestyle changes or hormone replacement therapies of the declining hormones.
For many women, hormone levels will even out and symptoms will go away, but it could take five to 10 years. For small minority symptoms can come and go well into the seventh and eighth decade of your life. There’s no way to predict who will experience what. Although there’s a genetic link between the symptoms at menopause and your mother’s, so you may ask your mother for her experience. That being said, my mother’s menopause symptoms were far less destructive than mine. For instance, I suffered from hot flashes regularly where they never phased my mother. So , if you found this article helpful, share with your friends and others that could benefit from this information!