There should be no menstrual bleeding for 12 months in order for the diagnosis of menopause to be definite. However, this period can last between 3-5 years. In some women, the menopause period can be as long as 8 years. Stating that menopause is not a period that occurs suddenly without symptoms, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Rukset Attar said that besides known symptoms such as hot flashes and menstrual irregularities, it also manifested itself with lesser known complaints such as urinary tract infection.
“A woman can understand that she will enter menopause, based on the symptoms that occur in her body,” said Prof. Dr. Attar provided the following information:
“The menopause period is evaluated in three stages. The first period is the period from the onset of menopausal symptoms called “perimenopause” to postmenopause. The second period is “Menopause” ie the last menstrual period. The third and last period is the period between the last menstrual bleeding called “postmenopause” and old age. ”
Explaining that many physical and psychological changes occur in the person during menopause, Prof. Dr. Rukset Attar pointed out that although some women enter this period with little or no discomfort, generally 6 symptoms are very important. He listed the symptoms in question.
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF MENOPOUS PERIOD!
Menstrual periods become heavier, prolonged or these periods are lighter, irregular, one of the first harbingers that the person will enter menopause. Attar explained that these differences in the menstrual period may vary depending on factors such as the person’s structure, genetic characteristics, number of births, and whether the birth is normal or cesarean section.
It is more common in women with diabetes
Drawing attention to the fact that this risk started to increase in women within four or five years after the last menstrual period, Prof. Dr. Rukset Attar pointed out that people with certain chronic diseases such as diabetes or those with recurrent chronic diseases are more prone to urinary incontinence. Reminding that managing this situation is possible with treatment, Prof. Dr. Attar said women should not see this as a result of aging.
Sudden hot presses are one of the longest-lasting complaints
Sudden hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Stating that this process caused by the decrease in estrogen hormone started in the “perimenopause” period about 2 years before menopause, Attar continued his words as follows: “This complaint continues during the menopause and ends by decreasing during the postmenopause period. Increases in body temperature, known as sudden hot flashes seen during menopause, can also lead to excessive sweating, especially during sleep at night. “
PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS INTENSIVE IN PERIMENOPOSIS PERIOD
During the menopause period, again due to the decrease in estrogen hormone, depression, severe anxiety or unstable, unbalanced behavior can be seen in the person. Stating that some women, especially in the perimenopausal period, may experience complaints such as crying crises, mood swings, and feeling depressed, Prof. Dr. Attar also said that some women could be angry and more sensitive than normal, without knowing the reason.
The problem of focus is temporary
Focus and memory decline significantly during menopause. Stating that stress is an important factor in this type of focus and memory decline, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Prof. Dr. Rukset Attar gave the following information:
“Many women who have problems with focus and memory during menopause fear that they will have Alzheimer’s within a few years. However, these complaints are periodic. They don’t have to worry about forgetfulness and focus