Common Pre Diseases

A Growing Population of Mid-Life Women:

As our population ages, the number of postmenopausal women grows. It is estimated that in 1998, there were over 477 million postmenopausal women in the world. That number is projected to rise to rise to 1.1 billion by the year 2025.

Symptoms may begin years before your menstrual cycle is affected and include:
Irregular menstruation: Periods become unpredictable in timing, length, and volume. You may miss several periods only to start again.
Hot flashes: Hot flashes are like a sudden wave of heat flowing through your upper chest, neck, and face. Your skin may appear flushed or blotchy. Hot flashes (or hot flushes) can make you perspire, but when it’s over, you may feel a chill.
Sleep disturbances: Hot flashes during the night (night sweats) can make it hard to stay asleep.
Vaginal discomfort: Vaginal tissues may thin out and become drier, causing minor discomfort. Sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable.
Mood changes: The hormonal changes of menopause can make you feel irritable and cause mood swings. You might also have a little trouble concentrating.
Metabolism changes: As your metabolism changes, you may find yourself losing muscle and gaining a bit of weight.