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Why does menopause make you look old?

Why does menopause make you look old?

Your Skin and Menopause Your body stops making as much collagen. You lose some fat under your skin and your skin’s elasticity drops. That, combined with dryness caused by hormonal changes, can cause sagging — especially around the neck, jawline, and cheeks — and fine lines and wrinkles.

When do fine lines start to show during menopause?

Needless to say fine lines started to show in my late 30’s, by my late 40’s wrinkles like a 60 year old. Menopause has not helped. I’ve been to a dermatologist, only thing to help is laser surgery. In my mind I still feel like I’m in my 30’s but looking in the mirror it’s like, OH my God, I’ve turned into my mother!!!!

Do you have to be a doctor to know when you are in menopause?

I’m 50 years old female and about three years ago I entered in my menopause period. Believe me- you don’t have to be a doctor to tell when you are entering this period because the numerous symptoms you start to suffer from. Some of these are low metabolism, instable blood sugar, water retention, hot flashes and vaginal dryness.

When to apply a patch for menopause symptoms?

Patches can also be used to help premenstrual symptoms such as depression or irritability. Again, they can be applied just before or when the symptoms arise, usually during the 5 – 7 days before menstruation, and continued for a day or two into the period.

Are there any symptoms of menopause for women?

I have had no periods since I was 54 (two years ago) and have had few menopausal symptoms but I do find that I am more moody and depressed and that my sexual drive has all but gone. This is putting a strain on my marriage, which had previously been a very fulfilling relationship.

Why is turning 50 so different from any other age?

I’m the kidder in the family, so my husband and kids are used to hearing me start my sentences this past year with, “Well, I’m 50” or “I’m turning 50, so I’m old” to which I get a chorus of “Mom, you’re not 50 yet! “. I know what I’m doing though, playing some kind of mental dance out in my head.

What should I do when I turn 50?

It’s time to do what I want. Eat ice cream, stay up too late, ride a bike, move to a new country, lose 10 lbs, start a new adventure, run a marathon, climb a mountain, change a life, write a book, do what I want. This feeling starts small, and then leads to bigger life-changing questions.

Needless to say fine lines started to show in my late 30’s, by my late 40’s wrinkles like a 60 year old. Menopause has not helped. I’ve been to a dermatologist, only thing to help is laser surgery. In my mind I still feel like I’m in my 30’s but looking in the mirror it’s like, OH my God, I’ve turned into my mother!!!!

I’m 50 years old female and about three years ago I entered in my menopause period. Believe me- you don’t have to be a doctor to tell when you are entering this period because the numerous symptoms you start to suffer from. Some of these are low metabolism, instable blood sugar, water retention, hot flashes and vaginal dryness.