6 Rare Symptoms of Menopause

And Their Treatments

Some menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes, get all the attention. Others, however, don’t get in the spotlight so often. Probably because they don’t happen so often. This post is about the less common symptoms you can expect during menopause.
Here they are:


1. Asthma

Low estrogen levels and asthma are connected. Although, it is not yet quite clear what exactly. One possibility is that fluctuating estrogen levels cause inflammation in the airways.
Treatment: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may help, depending on the time your symptoms occurred, family and medical history. If your doctor determines that your asthma is due to menopause, he or she will decide whether to prescribe HRT or just asthma medications.


2. Dry eye syndrome

It may be due to declining hormone levels and how they affect eye tissues and your tear composition. Common symptoms are light sensitivity, dryness, blurred vision, and burning feelings.

Treatment: Among the ways to treat this condition is the intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help detoxification, thus preventing inflammation. They may reduce your risk of dry eye by 20%. Another solution is “artificial tears,”
They are over-the-counter eye drops and offer temporary relief.


3. Dry mouth syndrome

This means not enough saliva in your mouth.

Prescription Treatments include:

  • Oral rinse

  • Medication that stimulates saliva production

  • For some women, HRT helps, while for others, it causes even more mouth dryness. It is recommended to consult your doctor.


4. Hair growth

During perimenopause, the level of the male androgen, testosterone rises in a woman’s body, and this may cause facial hair. There is no other treatment than plucking, shaving, electrolysis, waxing, facial hair removal creams, and hair removal methods.


5. Restless leg syndrome

Though not caused by menopause, restless leg syndrome is linked to reduced production of estrogen.

Treatment: A walk before bedtime, a hot bath, massaging your legs, among others.


6. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Fluctuating hormones and HRT can lead to ringing in the ears.
Treatment: Auditory stimulation, Neurofeedback, White sound therapy or hearing aids.

Relatively few women get to experience these symptoms. We will keep your fingers crossed that you are not among them. If they do happen to you, however, there are solutions available to each one of them. So - there is no room for fear. Just don’t forget to consult your doctor about the treatment most suitable for you, depending on your symptoms and medical history.

Source: My Luna Editor.

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