Most women will visit their Houston OBGYN with the slightest suspicion of menopause setting in, but others are caught completely off guard when told they are in menopause. Look at the top four early signs of menopause. How many would you recognize?
1. Hot flashes: you feel hot and start to sweat without any environmental factors causing you to heat up. It’s purely hormonal and often sets in during the night (night sweats).
2. Pain during sex: sexual intercourse can become painful and uncomfortable before and during menopause. This is one symptom that often sends women into their doctor’s offices without suspecting menopause.
3. Irritability: you may start feeling grouchy and irritated at things that wouldn’t typically bother you. Your mood is just not what it used to be and you may be set off by the slightest things.
4. Excessive urination: this is similar to what women experience when they are pregnant, so it’s kind of ironic that it also comes with menopause (the inability to get pregnant). This is a subtle symptom that many women miss completely.
How many of those signs of menopause do you think you would recognize and link to menopause? How many are you experiencing right now?
If you need to discuss menopause with a Houston OBGYN, contact Dr. Lisa Otey through her website today.
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