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34 Menopause Symptoms - Other Symptoms

Menopause is a natural process in women's lives that involves several changes in mental and physical health. These changes are known as "34 menopause symptoms".
other menopause symptoms

Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons:

Joint pain is basically an unexplained soreness in muscles and joints that may be related to immune system effects mostly caused by fluctuating hormone levels. It is not wise to ignore these aches and pains.

Bouts of rapid heart beat:

These bouts of rapid heart beat scare a lot of women because of their sudden onset, unexpected arrivals, and seemingly no way to stop them. This partially accounts for the sleeping troubles during perimenopause. However, this pounding can mean something other than perimenopause, so it's very important for a woman who is experiencing this symptom to report it to her doctor.

Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor:

Burning mouth syndrome is a complex condition in which a burning pain occurs on your tongue or lips, or over widespread areas involving your whole mouth without visible signs of irritation. If you have persistent pain or soreness in your tongue, lips, gums or other areas of your mouth, see your doctor.

Changes in body odor:

The intensity of body odor may lead people to think that they have a serious medical problem, when in most cases they are merely the victims of bad genes or inadequate hygiene. In fact, it just becomes more noticeable because of hormonal imbalance.

Changes in fingernails; softer, crack or break easier:

Nails that take on a convex, spoon like appearance may mean respiratory deficiency or simply that you're not getting enough iron. Nibbled nails and hangnails can betray your anxiety level. A persistently painful and inflamed fingernail or toenail requires your doctor's attention.

Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance:

Dizziness is a transient spinning sensation and/or a feeling of lightheadedness or unsteadiness; also, the inability to maintain balance upon standing or walking. Dizziness is a symptom of many medical conditions. If you experience an unexplained dizzy spell, see your doctor, because you can't be sure if it's a trivial problem or a symptom of a serious illness.

Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head:

A peculiar "electric" sensation, or the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle, that may be related to the effect of fluctuating estrogen levels on nerve tissue. It can also be the precursor to a hot flash. If the symptom gets intense, contact you doctor for further assistance.

Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom:

A significant and debilitating emotional state characterized by overwhelming fear and anxiety. These feelings can be vague or intense caused by physical or psychological conditions. The frequency can range from a one-time event to recurring episodes. If your life is totally disrupted by this symptom, better contact your doctor.

Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea:

Changes in gastrointestinal function with excessive gas production, gastrointestinal cramping and nausea. If you have gas and stomach or abdominal pain for more than three days; or if the pain is more severe than before, you should see your doctor immediately.

Gum problems, increased bleeding:

The most common gum problem is bleeding, and it's a sign of inflamed gums, or what dentists call gingivitis. But gingivitis is just the overture for more serious problems. You have to worry if sores develop under your dentures or if there is swelling, puffiness, soreness in your bleeding gums. Take advice from your doctor in these cases.

Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing:

Incontinence falls into three main categories, although people can leak through because of a combination of causes. First, there's stress incontinence, in which you urinate accidentally when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exert yourself. This happens either when the bladder neck shifts position out of reach of the internal muscles that put pressure on it or when those muscles themselves fail to work effectively, because of age, surgery or childbirth. The second one is urge incontinence, in which the bladder develops a "mind of its own," contracting and emptying whenever full despite an individual's conscious efforts to resist. And last, overflow incontinence, in which you completely lose the sensation that you have to go. You should see your doctor if you urinate when you shouldn't, because you have no sensation that your bladder is full.

Increase in allergies:

Many types of allergy have their basis in hormone reactions. This is particularly true of ladies who experience increasing symptoms as they undergo hormone changes, usually in their late twenties or after the babies are born. Hormone imbalance is a type of allergic reaction experienced by women from before puberty to old age.

Increased tension in muscles:

An increase of aches and pains throughout the body muscles associated with soreness and stiffness in muscles . Women whose general health and resistance are good are apt to have less premenstrual tension than those women suffering from poor nutrition and lack of physical exercise. Exercise helps boost endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, so it may help improve moods and has been found to significantly reduce many physical and psychological PMS symptoms.


Occasional irritability is a normal part of being human but irritability also can go hand in hand with almost any illness. Very often, people who are falling ill will become irritable but don't know why. If your irritability persists more than a week and is adversely affecting your job performance and relationships with your family, friends and co-workers, better see your doctor.

Itchy, crawly skin:

When your estrogen levels drop, your collagen production usually slows down as well. Collagen is responsible for keeping our skin toned, fresh-looking, resilient. So when you start running low on collagen, it shows in your skin. It gets thinner, drier, flakier, and less youthful-looking. You may look a little older than you used to.

Sudden bouts of bloat:

A puffy bloated feeling that seems to come out of nowhere; usually you'll notice bouts which are periodic increases in fluid retention and abdominal distension. Doctors call the gassiness, bloating and discomfort that occur after eating dairy foods lactose intolerance. It means your stomach is unable to digest the lactose--or milk sugar--in dairy foods. If you have persistent, unexplained bloating or stomach pain for more than three days, then you should contact you doctor.

Tingling in the extremities:

In most cases, tingling is harmless. It usually occurs after you pinch a nerve or press on an artery and reduce blood flow in your arm or leg causing it to "fall asleep." Tingling can also be a symptom of any number of problems, including anxiety, a herniated spinal disk, poor blood circulation, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome or a tumor. Any unexplained tingling that affects an entire side of your body or is accompanied by muscle weakness, warrants immediate medical attention.

Three approaches for treating all 34 Menopause Symptoms:

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