In women?s life, one of the most important stages is menopause. It?s the natural and transition period generally happened between the ages of 45 and 55 and could last for five or more years. In this period, women?s mental and physical situation change from the last menstrual period. Some women have problems like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and irritation, and weak bones. But not all women face these health problems; it depends on how you take it up and view it.
When you turn into menopause, you stop producing estrogens; there is a drop in the levels of estrogens in your blood. This fall in hormone levels disrupts your menstrual cycle and produces the other symptoms that are associated with menopause. This time you may have certain symptoms and hormone imbalance and don?t know it! But things you should do is to make it clear what has been going on with your body and deal with those that may affect your health.
The average age of US women at the time of menopause is 51 years.
When occurs younger than 40 years, it is a premature. While occurs in a woman older than 55 years it is considered to be a late one. In the last one to two years of pre-menopause, the decrease in estrogen accelerates. At this stage, many women experience menopause symptoms. While in the post menopause stage, women?s symptoms increase with the age.
If you find it hard to cope with the menopause symptoms, you can turn to your doctor for help. Your doctor can help you make a smooth transition into menopause and beyond by:
Letting you know what physical and emotional changes to expect
Helping you explore all your options to handle minor or complex issues
Working with you to develop an individual strategy, depending on your symptoms and your preferences
Now let?s discuss the changes. The most obvious sleeping problem is that some women sweat heavily and have to get up to change the sheets several times a night. Some women sweat heavily and have to get up to change the sheets several times a night. Also there are vaginal changes, such as dryness and loss of tone. Mood changes such as irritability, depression or anxiety, although it?s possible that these are due to life changes rather than the menopause itself. In addition, your vaginal walls can become thin and dry because the cells lining the vagina will not contain as much estrogen.
Don?t be afraid of this stage of your life. Both short and long-term conditions can be managed with your doctor?s help. Most common used method to deal with menopause symptoms is HRT, which is Hormone replacement therapy. There are many ways of taking HRT, with the most usual being a daily tablet. If you think it necessary, ask your doctor for detailed and specific medical aid.