24th Sep
2018

Menopausal Guide

Menopause is the scientific term that describes the permanent cessation of menstrual bleeding in aged women, typically between 45 and 50 years, due to natural depletion of ovarian oocytes. It’s a natural process that marks the end of fertility period. After menopause, it’s no longer possible for a woman to conceive. Menopause occurs mainly due to a fall in the levels of hormones like estrogen.
Symptoms of menopause
Usually, a lack of menstrual cycle in an aged woman for a year or more signifies the end of her reproductive phase. Menopause isn’t really a disorder of disease. However, there might be some profound changes in the body of a woman undergoing menopause.
A number of symptoms of menopause can also appear during this period.
  • Changes in menstrual patterns, or irregular periods.
  • Less fertility. The peri-menopause period, usually lasting for about 3-5 years before menopause occurs, is marked by near nil chances of conception.
  • Vaginal dryness, itchiness and discomfort. Vaginal atrophy, or inflammation of vagina may also occur.
  • Sudden sensation of heat in the body, called hot flashes.
  • Restless sleeping patterns.
  • Menopause can also lead to severe to mild urinary problems in women.
  • Mood swings and depression are a common thing faced by most women during menopause. This is mainly due to the “hormonal war” raging inside the body.
  • Also breast cancer. Risks of breast cancer can be somewhat lesser if regular exercise is practice.

Treatment of Menopause

Menopause is a natural condition that doesn’t or shouldn’t have a ‘treatment’. However, the discomforting symptoms that come as a price with it can be controlled or treated by several methods.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). By this process, external doses of estrogen and progesterone are administered to a woman’s body to reduce menopausal symptoms.
  • Individual drug treatments which have a narrow symptom oriented treatment pattern. These help in keeping such symptoms at bay.

Proper Management of Body to Rid Menopause Symptoms

There are a few ways that can help you prepare yourself for menopause well in hand and thereby, fight its symptoms.
  • Regular exercise to keep fit and fine.
  • Well charted out diet chart for providing yourself proper nutrition.
 
 
 

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