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Signs appearing on the eyes confirm the approaching menopause


Menopause marks the end of a woman's childbearing years and is a biological transition that is diagnosed when a woman goes 12 months without a period. Despite it being a normal phase in a woman's life, menopause can be upsetting in unexpected ways.


According to a report by the time now news site, menopause may begin to appear between the ages of 45-55 and include signs such as hot flashes, night flashes, heart palpitations, and mood swings due to hormonal fluctuations, however due to depleted hormone levels your eyes may also start to develop some problems.


How menopause can affect your eyes

Menopause involves major hormonal fluctuations. Estrogen levels drop, resulting in dry eyes, a condition that may affect vision. A condition in which tears do not provide sufficient hydration can lead to a great deal of discomfort. Experts also reveal that women complain of chronic eye strain and fatigue. When approaching menopause, this may lead to tension around the neck and shoulders and headaches.


In some cases, the eyes can also change shape as women age and their hormones fluctuate, and this can be an additional problem for women who wear contact lenses.


The most common eye problems during menopause


itchy eyes

sight change

dry eyes

strained eyes

Lots of tears

Changes in eye shape

tired eyes

With age and poor medical care, one can be more likely to develop serious eye diseases such as:

glaucoma

cataracts

macular degeneration

 

Are you approaching menopause? Know the symptoms

Worry

headache

difficulty sleeping

Palpitations in extreme cases

Bad mood Frequent mood swings

decreased muscle mass

Joint stiffness and pain

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