3 Changes That Mean You May be Entering Menopause

Welcome to Issue No. 3 | #MenopauseMinute

In last weeks Menopause Minute I confessed that insomnia, caused by menopause, has been a source of irritation for me:

I can’t begin to tell you how many nights I lay awake tossing and turning. I’ve tried counting sheep, counting backwards, deep breathing, relaxation and reading. Nothing worked!

 

While every woman (and body) is different, there are some common physical changes that women share when entering menopause phase of their life or as I call it ‘the second puberty,’

Here are 3 physical changes that could mean you are approaching menopause 

1. Irregular periods. Any changes in your periods from not having them at all, to having them too close together can be an indicator that peri-menopause is on the horizon.

If your period changes in any way, I highly recommend you see a doctor to ensure that it’s not related to any health issues.

2. Hot flashes. This is one I’ve heard many women say they start to have about a year before they even have any other symptoms. Hot flashes can come and go quickly or linger.

They can be severe and leave you sweating at night, or they can be mild. But what I know for sure, is that once is a fluke. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is worth considering the menopause connection!

3. Bladder changes. As with the period, any changes could be a signal your body is changing. But the symptoms most women have are the sudden urge to urinate, inability to hold urine and leaking when they laugh or sneeze.

Not so pretty.

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