Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Every women will experience menopause at one point of time in her life. Menopause is is the time in a woman's life when her period stops.
And the most common signs of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and low sex drive. However, there are more unusual signs of menopause which we are not aware of.
Here are some unusual physical and emotional signs of menopause:
Joint and muscle pain
Swollen, stiff and painful joints are one of the typical symptoms of menopause. Known as menopause arthritis, it affects the back, hips and knees. Although estrogen plays a key role in bone health, the exact mechanism is not known.
Some women suffer from severe headaches when they reach menopause because of sudden withdrawal of hormone estrogen.
Because of the decreasing levels of estrogen, age-related loss of muscle tissue and lifestyle factors like diet and exercise, menopause leads to weight gain, especially around the waist and abdomen.
Menopause also leads to insomnia as the ovaries slowly decrease the production of estrogen and progestrone that also exerts sleep promotion action.