Don’t worry if you’re not yet clued up on menopause. Even if you’re approaching that age and you feel like you should know, it was once quite a taboo topic and it’s unlikely your Mother ever shared much of her own experience. We’re here to share 30 facts about menopause that you might not have known!
You’re officially classed as ‘menopausal’ when you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months.
Women enter ‘perimenopause’ before they become menopausal. This can be in the years or months leading up to becoming officially menopausal.
You won’t necessarily go through menopause at the same time as your Mother.
You won’t necessarily have the same experience as your Mother.
Each woman will experience varying degrees of symptoms.
Some women don’t experience symptoms at all.
Hot flushes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause.
Night sweats can happen independently of hot flushes. You might not experience any trouble with hot flushes in the day but could suffer terribly with night sweats.
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HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is therefore not the only solution to deal with uncomfortable menopause-related symptoms.
Vaginal dryness is a very common symptom of menopause but often discussed the least.
Drinking lots of water every day will help with menopause symptoms
The majority of women become menopausal around the age of 50, but some start as early as the 40s and some as late as 60s.
A total hysterectomy is when the womb and cervix are removed.
A subtotal hysterectomy is when the womb is removed, but not the cervix.
A total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is when the womb, cervix, fallopian tubes (salpingectomy) and the ovaries (oophorectomy) are removed.
A radical hysterectomy is when the womb and surrounding tissues are removed, including the fallopian tubes, part of the vagina, ovaries, lymph glands and fatty tissue.
In the case of an oophorectomy where the ovaries are removed, you will immediately become menopausal, post-surgery.
Menopause is one of the most significant natural stages in a woman’s life.
Stress often makes menopause symptoms worse.
As a woman ages and approaches menopause, her risk of osteoporosis increases.
Menopausal women often notice urinary incontinence upon sneezing or laughing.
Many women don’t talk about menopause. Some find it an embarrassing topic, especially if they are suffering.
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Early menopause is classed as any women who reach menopause before the age of 40.
Your risk of heart disease increases after menopause.
About 75 percent of women experience hot flashes during menopause.
The hormones that diminish during menopause are oestrogen and progesterone.
It’s not uncommon to have difficulty sleeping during perimenopause and menopause itself.
Typically, women who smoke reach menopause slightly earlier than they would have done if they were non-smokers.