How can most women tell if they are approaching menopause?
The International Menopause Society explain:
Do periods simply stop or not?
In Menopause FAQs: Menopause Symptoms – Q. I am bleeding more often and with heavier periods than I used to. I’m 45 years old. What’s wrong with me? the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) elaborate on:
During perimenopause, what may be changes in the normal pattern of periods?
In Menopause: Symptoms – Changes To Your Periods the NHS (National Health Service, England) explain:
How may I look for a pattern with my periods?
You may have always kept a record of your periods so you knew when to expect them and perhaps when to tweak your lifestyle with less sugar, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes and stress; and more exercise and sleep.
It may be in your best interest to choose to continue keeping a record of your periods or begin doing this. In Perimenopause: Symptoms & Causes – Symptoms the (United States) Mayo Clinic explain:
Where may I find a menstrual calendar to keep a record of my periods?
What if I am concerned about any changes in the pattern of my periods?
In Menopause, Perimenopause, and Postmenopause: Living With – How Do I Know If Changes In My Periods Are Normal Perimenopausal Symptoms or Something To Be Concerned About? the (United States) Cleveland Clinic elaborate on:
- Your periods are changing to become very heavy, or accompanied by blood clots
- Your periods last several days longer than usual
- You spot or bleed after your period
- You experience spotting after sex
- Your periods occur closer together”.
Where may I find more Menopause FAQs?
In Menopause FAQs: Expert Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause you may find more Menopause FAQs. The NAMS explain:
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