9 Symptoms of Menopause

Most women will have to experience menopause. It is known as the time when your menstrual cycle completely stops, and fertility stops. It is normally decided that a woman is beginning to start menopause if she hasn’t had a menstrual period in 12 months. It is usually known to happen in their 40s or 50s. The average age of a woman who begins the process is 51.

Menopause is completely normal and natural, but the unwanted symptoms of it are what makes going through it truly difficult. Luckily, there are treatment options out there, including hormone therapy. Women have been going through menopause since the beginning of time, but it is important to know the symptoms of it, and what to do to alleviate any pain or discomfort. This “change” a woman goes through doesn’t necessarily have to be a terrible one.

1. Whole Body Fatigue

Whole body fatigue is a common and rather important symptom of menopause. It can greatly disrupt a person’s day to day life, and make simple tasks feel nearly impossible to complete. Women may experience a never-ending, severe lack of overall energy. You may start to feel exceptionally tired and weak. Other signs of extreme fatigue could include feeling that it is increasingly difficult to wake up each morning, mental confusion, and an irritable mood.

Whole body fatigue during menopause is caused by erratic levels of hormones (estrogen, adrenal, thyroid, progesterone). These hormones regulate energy in your body, and if they become off-level, extreme fatigue may occur. There are many women out there who are menopausal and have trouble getting a full-night’s rest at night. This will obviously contribute to feeling tired and sluggish during the day. Whole body fatigue can worsen other menopausal symptoms, and it may feel like the world around you is spiraling out of control, and there is no way to stop it.