The onset of menopause can be determined by its symptoms from the central nervous system and genitals. There is also a special test to determine the level of FGS in the urine. It can be done at home.
In the life of every woman there comes a period associated with natural hormonal changes in the body. In connection with age, presenile processes in the reproductive system begin to prevail in the body, which cause the cessation of first reproductive and then menstrual functions. This physiological period is called menopause.
Menopause is commonly referred to as the date of the last menstrual period. The time before its onset is called premenopause, and after - postmenopause. A decrease in the level of the female sex hormones estrogen leads to menopause. Ideally, this process in a woman's body proceeds quite naturally, without causing significant disturbances in the work of internal organs and systems. On average, the secretion of estrogen begins to decline in the period from 45 to 50 years and lasts from 2 to 10 years.
If a woman wants to control her condition and know about the onset of menopause, she can consult a doctor and take a test to determine the level of FGS in the blood. If she continues to work and cannot get to the clinic, an alternative to such an analysis would be a test to determine the level of FGS in urine, which can be done at home. For an accurate diagnosis, it is recommended that such testing be done more than once. Only 2-3 positive tests performed at weekly intervals can confirm the onset of premenopause.
Menopause syndrome, or pathological menopause, can occur with significant changes in a woman's condition. Changes in the ovaries can provoke prolonged and heavy menstrual bleeding, which will result in iron deficiency anemia. Such women may complain of constant lethargy, fatigue, decreased appetite, malaise, etc. The central nervous system also reacts to changes in the woman's body. Many women become irritable and even angry. Their mood can change very often, and insomnia may torment them at night.
The climacteric syndrome manifests itself as surges in blood pressure, palpitations, rushes of blood to the head and upper body. Sweating also indicates the onset of menopause, especially at night. This condition usually lasts until the onset of menopause, and in some cases after it. If there are symptoms of menopause, and the test showed a negative result, it must be repeated after 2 months. It also happens that the first test shows a positive result, and the second negative. This is normal, as the level of FGS can vary significantly. After 2 months, the test can be repeated.