According to Dr. Rania Ibrahim, a hormonal imbalance is to blame for the various physical and emotional symptoms women experience during menopause. A woman typically starts to notice menopause symptoms when she reaches her mid-40’s, which is about the time her body’s reproductive capabilities stop.
This extended stage of slowly falling and changing hormone levels is referred to as perimenopause, which can last more than two years prior to a woman’s last period. For most women, symptoms cease at the arrival of menopause; however, some women experience symptoms as they enter postmenopausal life.
Your OB-GYN shares some of the most common symptoms she witnesses in her patients below.
Hot flashes are a sudden, fleeting sensation of warmth or heat that spreads through the body, resulting in a flushed appearance especially in the face and upper body.
Night sweats are described as more severe hot flashes that occur during sleep, typically accompanied by intense bouts of sweating.
Irregular periods may start earlier or later than previously, the bleeding may be heavier or lighter than normal and periods may continue for more or fewer days than normal.
Loss of libido is the result of a hormonal imbalance found in menopausal women.
Vaginal dryness occurs when the normally moist and soft feeling of the lining of the vagina is replaced by itchiness and irritation.
Mood swings are quite normal, but create a roller coaster effect that can be difficult to deal with.
Fatigue is one of the most common menopause symptoms, and is described as a constant and persistent feeling of weakness, fatigue and diminished energy.
Hair loss and/or thinning is one of the most evident symptoms of menopause, and it is the result of an estrogen deficiency, because hair follicles need estrogen to maintain hair growth.
Sleep disorders such as waking multiple times during the night, tossing and turning, and/or insomnia, are all sleep disorders connected with menopause.
Difficulty concentrating is one of the symptoms associated with the lead-up to menopause, and many women find they have trouble remembering things, experience mental blocks, or have a difficult time concentrating.
Dizziness, as well as the inability to maintain balance when standing or while walking, is often reported by menopausal women.
Weight gain – specifically a thickening around the waist – is another indication of changing hormones levels during menopause.
Incontinence – either stress, urge or combination – is a common symptom of menopause.
Bloating is characterized by a swollen stomach, a feeling of tightness, and pain or discomfort in the stomach area.
These are the most common menopause symptoms as reported by your OB-GYN Montgomery County. Others may include:
If you are suffering from menopause symptoms and need a caring and experienced OB-GYN then call the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in The Woodlands, TX.
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Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Houston Methodist Hospital the Woodlands, Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands.