Although usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, the age at which individual women go through menopause varies a great deal.
The timeframe during which each woman experiences physical changes and mood swings also varies. One physical sign that you may be going through menopause is an irregular menstrual cycle.
During menopause, the menstrual cycle becomes irregular, with monthly periods lasting longer or shorter amounts of time and changes in menstrual blood loss. If you feel that your periods and cycle are different now than they have been in the past, this could be a sign that your body may soon undergo the hormonal changes that come with menopause.
- Autonomic imbalance symptoms
- Hot flashes
- Hot flashes, abnormal sweating, dizziness
- Emotional symptoms
- Physical weariness, depression, insomnia
Menopause is not the only cause of menstrual irregularity. Women who experience menstrual irregularities are advised to visit an obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) to rule out other causes for the change.