Menopause is something that every adult woman will undergo in her life as she ages. Dr. David Samadi describes menopause as being very different for every woman. The symptoms associated with menopause as well as timing can vary widely.
Dr. David Samadi says that the average age of when a woman goes through menopause tends to be between the ages of 45 to 55. However, some woman can undergo menopause in the early 40s while others can have menopause into the late fifties. When a woman begins menopause tends to be correlated strongly to genetics says Dr. Samadi. The age of the mother’s menopause and those of close relatives is often the age when the person will begin menopause herself. Other factors such as smoking, exposure to radiation and chemotherapy can also speed up menopause.
Dr. Samadi says that menopause is when a woman does not have a menstrual cycle for 12 months. Perimenopause is when a woman approaches menopause. This is a period where a woman may start to begin experiencing symptoms associated with menopause such as hot flashes. During perimenopause, periods can also become regular. It is important to note that a woman will still have periods during perimenopause. Periods will stop completely during menopause.
During menopause women can also experience arthralgia. This is muscle and joint point resulting from menopause. Mood swings that result from rapid hormonal changes can also occur. Dr. Samadi says that hot flashes can occur frequently during menopause. They may even occur several times a day in some women. The severity of the hot flash can vary. Some women report that their skin becomes red or patchy during hot flashes.
While there is no way to stop a hot flash, there are steps you can take to combat hot flashes. Losing weight and stopping smoking can alleviate the symptoms. Some women report having triggers of hot flashes. This can include alcohol, hot temperatures, spicy foods and even severe stress. Curtailing stress avoiding certain foods and dressing layers can all help you deal with hot flashes during menopause.
Dr. Davis Samadi has previously hosted his own medical news and talk show on New York radio. He now hosts a live streaming medical talk show that can be viewed on his website and through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Dr. Samadi is a graduate of Stony Brook Medical School and is a board-certified oncologist. He presently works at Lenox Hill Hospital as a surgeon in the urology department.
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