People think that the menopause is age-related. However, this is not the case. It differs when a woman enters the transition.
Some women come early in the menopause, while the other come later in life in menopause. The average age for the transition is around 50 years.
When woman come into the menopause, it means that she closes her fertile life. This means that the hormone household changes and the eggs generating that cause fertility are almost finished. The change in hormone regulation ensures that various complaints occur. These will disappear automatically after the menopause. It is important to find your own way during the transition. It means not nothing to get into the menopause and get through this phase as well.
How do you recognize the transition?
Most women enter the transition around the age of 50.
Complaints during the transition
Typical and common complaints during the transition are:
- Irregular menstruation, with short or long breaks.
- Menstruation may take longer or shorter than normal.
- The blood loss can be very or much less.
- Symptoms associated with menstruation can suddenly occur or become worse.
- Think of back / abdominal pain etc.
In addition to the typical complaints, there are also well-known hot flashes, hot flashes are sudden, short intense heat attacks. Your face, neck and chest become red and you can sweat heavily. Especially at night you can suffer from this. The cause of hot flashes is not exactly known, they are unfortunately there.
Hyperventilation and the transition
Sometimes the transition is accompanied by severe hyperventilation attacks. It is not bad for the menopause, but annoying. A hyperventilation attack ensures that your body breathes very quickly and deeply. As a result, excess CO2 is removed from your body and absorbs too much oxygen. This can make you dizzy, nauseous and tingling around your lips. It can also prevent palpitations and pressure on the chest.
The biggest problem with hyperventilation attacks is that people panic and this attack only gets worse. If you have a lot of hyperventilation attacks during the menopause, it is important to know how to deal with this. So you do not make the attacks worse and know what you have to do yourself.
In some cases, menopausal women may also develop heart disease. For this reason, some women get a treatment with hormones, so they get hormones in their bodies again. However, many women do not opt for this treatment because it can have other consequences, such as heart disease and breast cancer. In addition, many women also feel that the transition is a natural process, which means that they accept the menopause phase.
Hot flashes during the transition
If you start with the menopause, all complaints can come at once or it goes in succession. The hot flashes are temperature differences in your body, controlled by your hormones. It can happen that you do not suffer from heat at all and suddenly become incredibly hot, which is generally no fun.
You then have the idea of a fever attack, it drops after a minute of 5 to 10 and also starts again and again. It can happen during the day and it happens very often at night. Then you are just asleep and you will get very hot so that you throw off the duvet. You often wake up and sleep unsettled.
Here is what you can get at the drugstore, for example Imea, Valdispert transition, Silver Candle (contains chimicifuga). You can also get something that is based on hormones through the GP. It is recommended to first consult the doctor before you start taking medication.
In addition to the annoying physical complaints, such as hot flashes, people in the menopause will also get psychological problems because they lose their fertility. Most people therefore also like to see this period disappear as quickly as possible.
Am I in the menopause?
If you want to know if you are in the transition or if you are almost in the menopause phase, then do our menopause test so that you can see to what extent you are already in the transition.