6 symptoms of menopause, which can be signs of serious diseases

Upon reaching a certain age in the tides, night sweats and mood swings, it is easy to discern the symptoms of the approaching menopause. Meanwhile, this is not always the case: such conditions can be signs of serious diseases. When should guard?

1. Your menstrual cycle has changed

Lost menstrual cycle - one of the signs of the approaching perimenopause (the transition from the fertile age to the period when the child-bearing function dies away). Violations can relate to the frequency and duration of menstruation, as well as related sensations (for example, pain has increased).

Alarm Sign: it is worth guarding if the bleeding has become too heavy, menstruation occurs more often than once every 3 weeks or you get blood after sex. Do not postpone the visit to the doctor: all this may be a sign of gynecological diseases - fibroids, polyps or even cervical cancer.

2. You have hot flashes and suffer from sweating at night.

These and other symptoms of impaired thermoregulation are observed in 80% of women who have reached the age of perimenopause. They are due to the fact that failures in the production of estrogen interfere with our body to adjust the temperature normally.

Alarm Sign: excessive sweating and heat sensations can also signal the presence of hyperteriosis, impaired thyroid hormone production. Other symptoms of such a failure in the body - hair loss, weight gain or loss for no apparent reason, irregular cycle. The doctor and the series of tests prescribed by him will help to understand this in more detail.

3. You lose hair

The reduction in estrogen production in many women enhances the hair loss process. In the high-risk area, those who have a genetic predisposition to baldness.

Alarm Sign: As already mentioned, a rapidly thinning head of hair can be a sign of thyroid problems. Therefore, if in addition to the abundance of hair on a comb, pillow, in the bathroom drain, you also notice unusual weight fluctuations and increased fatigue, do not be lazy to see a doctor.

Watch the video: 5 common Signs of Perimenopause (July 2019).