There are things you should know about menopause that no one tells a woman after she turns 40. Yes, 40! Check out which are those!

things you should know about menopause

Menopause is the transition a woman faces from reproductive to non-reproductive. Women enters menopause around 50. This is the phase of a woman’s life when she stops getting her period. It can be a really stressful period and women handle it differently. Of course, this is a gradual process that does not happen overnight. However, women are not informed completely when this process begins and which are the symptoms. Here are some things you should know about menopause that no one tells you.

Things you should know about menopause

First of all, the first symptoms of menopause start even 10 years before it actually begins. These symptoms are quite general and women do not relate them with menopause when they turn 40. However, strange, unexplained problems appear that make the woman’s life a nightmare without her being aware of it. In other words, it feels like continuing PMS. Imagine 10-year-long PMS… Not good, huh?

The most common and obvious symptom is excessive weight gain. Almost all women around the world face this problem. They immediately start exercising, eating well, but the weight gain continues. This is the first symptom of entering menopause. However, this weight gain is not a good sign. It actually signals increased heart disease and breast cancer risk.

Another visible sign is bloating and heavy bleeding during your period. This is something that scares the hell out of women. They immediately seek help from their gynecologists, and they get no right answer for their question. In fact, gynecologists might insinuate menopause, but women don’t accept that answer, as they are still not prepared to enter menopause. They think ‘I’m only 40, what the hell is he talking about?’. Unfortunately, you should know that as soon as you turn 40, these problems are actually normal and you should find a way to deal with them.

Mood swings are, like we said previously, like a continuing PMS. You might go from extremely happy to extremely depressed. You become more vulnerable than you used to, more prone to tears and dramas. That’s why you need to prepare yourself and your loved ones for this. You know, just in case you need supper. However, there are some means you can use. You could try meditation and yoga in order to feel more calm and relaxed.

Disturbed sleep and hot flashes are the things that last longest during this pre-menopause period and the actual menopause. This is due to the drop in estrogen and progesterone during menopause. These problems continue for years, and there’s not much you could do to prevent them. Except drinking only cold beverages, avoid alcohol and spicy food, as well as caffeine and hot air temperature. For better sleep, try taking a warm bath before going to sleep.