what exactly happened while women are going through menopause?

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My mom recently said that she might be entering her menopause and didn’t feel like herself. She mentioned her skin, hair, and face will not become as great as she used to and I thought it gave her some burden. I wanna know what exactly is happening

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The menopausal transition affects each woman uniquely and in various ways. The body begins to use energy differently, fat cells change, and women may gain weight more easily. You may experience changes in your bone or heart health, your body shape and composition, or your physical function.

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Several things happen through menopause. Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of menstruation and fertility in women. Essentially, her periods will becomes less and less frequent until they stop entirely. Some common things that happen during menopause include

Hot flashes,
Night sweats,
Mood swings,
Vaginal dryness,
Changes in libido,
Difficulty sleeping, and
Changes in metabolism leading to weight gain.

Additionally, some women may experience bone loss, which can increase the risk of osteoporosis, and changes in cholesterol levels. However, it’s important to note that experiences vary from person to person.

In reference to some of the items you’re mom mentioned:
Skin
Hair
Face

When a woman goes through menopause part of the changes in her hormone levels can affect moisture levels in her skin/face. She can always use a good moisturizer with niacinamide and retinol or vitamin C to help with that.

As for the hair, I am going to assume she’s referring to possibly having some hair thinning/loss or going grey which are normal parts of aging for both men and women.

A lot of symptoms of menopause cause be eased by having hormone replacement therapy but that’s something she will need to talk to her doctor about. It’s important to have hormone therapy if she has had a oppherectomy (removal of ovaries surgery) because some of those hormones actually protect women from getting cancer.

I hope this information helped.

Anonymous 0 Comments

IANAD but I am a menopausal woman — someone once explained to me that it’s sort of the anti-puberty, if you can imagine puberty going backward and all the emotional backwash of being a young teen but you’re in your 50s (give or take). One thing that nobody told me is that it isn’t a quick process. It’s not over in six weeks, six months or even six years, because it’s not a smooth, linear process. For me, it was a good decade between when I first started the process until all its symptoms were over.