Perimenopause Symptoms – S
Symptoms of perimenopause that begin with S are:
Skin that feels itchy, crawly, tingling in the extremities
During perimenopause your estrogen levels drop, which slows down collagen production. Collagen is responsible resilient skin. Collagen loss is most rapid at the beginning of menopause, and it's effects manifest themselves as itchy, dry, flaky skin.
The crawling feeling experienced during perimenopause can be described as if bugs were walking all over you, or a burning sensation like an insect bite. Your skin may also be unusually sensitive. In most cases, tingling is harmless. However, tingling of the skin can also be a symptom of anxiety, poor blood circulation, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or a tumor. Always get unexplained tingling checked out by your doctor, especially if it affects an entire side of your body or is accompanied by muscle weakness.
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