Dizziness during menopause: signs and symptoms, causes, treatment
Menopause is characterized by multiple symptoms, one of them is dizziness. Dizziness is not to be confused with anything else. This symptom appears during the period of climacteric changes, and causes the greatest concern of experts, as it is atypical for most women. But vertigo is characteristic for the manifestations of menopause in many women and the reasons for this are many. Dizziness can occur abruptly and can be of different nature.
Causes of dizziness in menopause, symptoms and signs
In menopause the body is undergoing serious hormonal changes, which is why menopause is accompanied by serious changes being female. In the organism decreases the level of estrogen and the tissue loses it in proper quantity:
- Cease to be elastic.
- Stop its direct function, if we are talking about the reproductive capabilities of the organism.
- Come into an imbalance with the General state of the body, causing the typical symptoms of menopause.
When the body is not entered the stage of menopause, hormones were in norm and pattern in the production of sex hormones. But with the onset of menopause reproduction of hormones occurs in a chaotic manner, and the body responds by functioning in an unusual rhythm to it.
In such a period the woman felt dizziness to a greater degree, but many try not to pay for this symptom any attention. Only when symptomatology is growing and dizziness repeated often with greater intensity, the woman suspect about the condition of their own body.
Menopause as a cause of dizziness
Causes for dizziness in the body on a physical level during menopause are a few:
- The onset of tides. Tides are not only able to ruin the whole day for his negative influence on women’s mood, but to provoke the emergence of a large load on the blood vessels and the brain. During high tide, women can celebrate short-term dizziness and clouding of consciousness — all this is a consequence of a load on the blood vessels of the brain. The frequency of the tides in each organism is observed individually, but the average is equal to 50 manifestations in the day.
- Increase in blood pressure. During menopause the most load subjected to coronary vessels and small capillaries. And their walls become less elastic and the lumen of the vessel may shrink under the action of cholesterol deposits. All of these changes with the blood vessels occur as a result of lowering production of female sex hormones — estrogens, which influence cholesterol and reduce the level of collagen. These changes do not allow blood to circulate in the body at the same level because of its viscosity. In such circumstances, the inevitable risk of increased blood pressure accompanied with deterioration of blood supply of the brain and heart. Most organs receive less oxygen, the body reacts to the dizziness.
- Cause of dizziness in a woman’s body can serve, and nervousness. In the period of menopausal changes, the greatest load is undergoing the nervous system of the female organism. The woman becomes more emotional, more prone to mood swings, there is excessive irritability. Such a load not only affects the Central nervous system and the circulatory system. What changes can adversely affect the vestibular apparatus, increasing dizziness.
- Headaches during menopause. This symptom can be caused during menopause tasmazia vessels and accompanied by severe pains, resembling migraine. As a result, may appear dizzy.
- The sleep disturbance. In the period of menopausal changes, she may lose the opportunity to fully rest, due to the presence of a large number of related symptoms. Hot flashes and incontinence accompanied by depression, denies women a full night’s rest. Making it impossible for a long period of sleep, which is necessary for full recovery of the body, this leads to disruption in the vestibular apparatus, and the emergence of dizziness.
Pathological causes of dizziness during menopause
Causes of vertigo can be several, and not always they are associated with the onset of hormonal changes. Menopause makes the body more vulnerable to the appearance of diseases affecting the vestibular apparatus:
What is the pathology
It is customary to divide vertigo into 3 types, each of which is assigned individual treatment:
- Vertigo. This type of dizziness is characterized by disorders of the optic nerve woman notes: rotation of objects, the sense of rotation in relation to static objects, objects increase or decrease in space. These symptoms may be accompanied by weakness in arms and legs, nausea, dislike of bright light, painful reaction to loud noises, vomiting. This is the most common form of dizziness.
- Impaired coordination. In this vertigo the woman is difficult to coordinate the movements of your body or to stay in a fixed position.
- Is dizziness describing before fainting. In the period of the vertigo symptoms appear abruptly, are accompanied by nausea, darkening of the eyes and acute tachycardia. Treatment in this case may be symptomatic.
To find out the cause of dizziness during menopause or the lack thereof only by a specialist. Even if the cause is hormonal disturbance in menopause, consultation with a specialist is required.
Treatment of vertigo
If the specialist is not installed, the fact that the body no pathological diseases that can cause dizziness, eliminating such symptoms can be produced by using several methods:
- The normalization of the supply. To help get rid of the negative manifestations of menopause, helps in the treatment of normalization of nutrition and with the exception of strict diets. You want to eat more vegetables, dairy products, and slow carbs. You must consume a sufficient amount of liquid to a treatment of folk remedies and the normalization of the rhythm of life helped more.
- Treatment can be in sports. For a woman in menopause must diversify their daily life active sports. Such loads will strengthen blood vessels and minimize the appearance of dizziness during menopause.
- A complex combination of traditional recipes, with the use of vitamin complexes, is able to deliver woman from the emergence of vegetative disorders. You must drink water with lemon and black pepper, washed down with a decoction of mint or plantain. Useful to drink pomegranate juice. And treatment of folk medicines aimed at the restoration of vascular tone, have a beneficial effect on the organism as a whole.
- Treatment of hormonal drugs. Most vestibular disorders during menopause is associated with vascular tone, due to lack of estrogen. To eliminate these symptoms and normalization of blood supply, even the smallest capillaries, it is customary to use the funds of HRT. But this treatment is unsafe, therefore its use is possible only after consultation with a specialist. Treatment with HRT can be replaced by homeopathic treatment or use of drugs with phytoestrogens.