Unexpected signs of Menopause

Most women know that night sweats and hot flashes are sure signs they are in either perimenopause or menopause but do you know the UNEXPECTED signs of menopause? 

The Five Unexpected Signs You Might Be in Menopause

1)     You need a close clean shave…on your face!  

The story of unwanted facial hair is often all about estrogen, or to be more precise, the relationship between levels of estrogen and testosterone. 

2)    Ah Choo! Suddenly, you have allergies when you used to have none.

Estrogen is fluctuating and declining which puts more pressure on your adrenal glands during and after menopause. This extra work undertaken by the adrenal glands can lead to adrenal fatigue plus thinned mucosa in the nose.

3)    Mystery bruises – where did those come from?

Fluctuation in hormones results in thinner skin and easy bruising! The two main reasons for the change in skin are loss of estrogen during menopause and long-term exposure to the elements, namely sun and wind.

4)    Visine is your new best friend. Dry, itchy, sand paper eyes is a thing!

Dry eye syndrome is a little-known symptom of menopause. About 61 percent of menopausal women suffer from dry, itchy eyes — but only 16 percent of them realize menopause is to blame.

5)    What was the question? I can’t remember!

Decreasing estrogen, estradiol and testosterone levels PLUS stress are the biggest enemies of memory during menopause. But, luckily, it’s usually only temporary!  During research studies of menopausal women, it was proved that when their estrogen and estradiol levels were low, they performed worse on memory tasks.

When you add on stress, it’s a double whammy. Chronic exposure to the hormones released during stress affects brain function. In fact, one of these hormones, cortisol, prevents the brain from laying down new memory. 

Whether you are experiencing classic or unexpected signs of menopause, any of our DeRosa Medical providers can offer hormonal therapy solutions to help you FEEL better. Live better!

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