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Can Menopause Cause Dizziness?

Can Menopause Cause Dizziness?


Menopause can cause dizziness in some women.

More Info: Dizziness can be a symptom of a hot flash, which affects 75% of menopausal women. The symptoms of menopause and hot flashes are as varied as the women who experience them but can include heart palpitations, prickly sensations on the skin, night sweats, feelings of dread and anxiety, and headache. (Pachman, 123) (Menopause,

When Does Menopause Occur in Life?

Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries steadily decrease their production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle. The timing of menopause is different with each female, but the general time period is between 40 and 59 years of age. Menopause is a very gradual process that takes a number of years to complete and is accompanied by a range of physical symptoms. Menopause is not considered complete until the female has not had a period for more than 12 months. Sexually active women who are in menopause should remain on birth control until they are certain menopause is complete.   (Menopause,

What Causes Premature Menopause?

Premature menopause, or primary ovarian insufficiency, can be caused by autoimmune disorders, genetic disorders, or surgical removal of the ovaries. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, typically used to treat some forms of cancer, can also induce premature menopause. Women who have had hysterectomies that left their ovaries intact or women who have had tubal ligations tend to experience menopause earlier than is typical, and some families have a history of early menopause. However, in many cases of primary ovarian insufficiency, the cause is never determined.



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