Avatar universal

How do we know it is menopause?

My wife (44) has had a sudden change in attitude and seems to be so angry at me at the smallest reason, even the one's she claims happened long time ago. She says she'd thought of it for a long time as she currently has lots of time to herself. She is far from the family and lives with a male sibling and I am not in a position to go to her immediately due to travel restrictions. It started only about 2 months ago and I don't have anyway to be able to ask her to seek medical attention. She also has a bit of diabetes and high blood pressure. Is there anyway we could know if this is part of menopause?
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
some times high blood pressure seems to have an impact  on peoples attitudes.  Both
my brother and sister have High Blood Pressure and when they do not have the medication, and the pressure starts to rise it seem they get very moody and snippy.
I honestly beleive that women who are going thru menopause and have mood changes are because of loss of sleep.   but thats my opinion.
Helpful - 0
452439 tn?1217808716
Mood changes and all the symptoms associated with menopause are hormone caused.  Estrogen and testosterone production decline or go away with surgical menopause and if we don't supplement it, then all sorts of things happen.

Low estrogen manifests itself in:
1. Hot flashes, sweating (episodes of sweating)
2. Night Sweats
3. Heart discomfort (unusual awareness of heart beat, heart skipping, heart racing, tightness)
4. Sleep problems (difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in sleeping through the night, waking up early
5. Depressive mood (feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears, lack of drive, mood swings.)
6. Irritability (feeling nervous, inner tension,feeling aggressive)
7. Anxiety (inner restlessness, feeling panicky)
8. Physical and mental exhaustion (general decrease in performance, impaired memory, decrease in concentration, forgetfulness)
9. Sexual problems (change in sexual desire, in sexual activity and satisfaction)
10. Bladder problems (difficulty in urinating, increased need to urinate, bladder incontinence)
11. Dryness of vagina (sensation of dryness or burning in the vagina, difficulty with sexual intercourse)
12. Joint and muscular discomfort (pain in the joints, rheumatoid complaints)

Symptoms of Low Testosterone include:
1. diminished sexual pleasure
2. decreased sensitivity of breast and genital tissues
3. decreased orgasmic response
4. decreased libido
5. low energy
6. depression
7. loss or thinning of pubic hair
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Menopause Community

Top Women's Health Answerers
363281 tn?1590104173
Nelson, New Zealand
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Normal vaginal discharge varies in color, smell, texture and amount.
Bumps in the genital area might be STDs, but are usually not serious.
Chlamydia, an STI, often has no symptoms, but must be treated.
From skin changes to weight loss to unusual bleeding, here are 15 cancer warning signs that women tend to ignore.