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How much do you know about menopause? Is there a need to worry about it? Well here’s all you need to know about menopause.

Menopause is referred as the absence of menstruation for over 12 months which in a way can be referred as amenorrhea and this takes place after your final ovulation. “A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year”, well, during this phase the estrogen levels will go down which the depletion of follicles in ovaries and the women can no longer menstruate or become prenatal. In fact, menopause doesn’t need any serious consideration since it is a fragment of life as it occurs between 49 and 52 and it lasts about four years.

There are two stages in menopause- perimenopause and post menopause. Perimenopause is the initial stage of menopause and it begins 10 years prior to menopause and post menopause is occurs after menopause. During the early days of menopause, the hormones from the ovaries starts declining and however as it reaches end of the menopause the estrogen levels drops which means an end to menstruation and ability to bear pregnancy. The estrogen production in the ovaries is depended on the levels of FSH.

While menopause as mentioned, because there is a normal Estrogen level there is normal FSH levels. Whereas during postmen pause, due to depletion of estrogen level the FSH level will be high because it will keep trying to stimulate the estrogen production.

The perimenopause generally starts in a woman’s 40s and this stage lasts until menopause. As the perimenopause reaches the reaches the end of it span, the drop of estrogen levels will start to rush and a woman has the chance of getting periods and can get pregnant during this phase.

As mentioned the postmen pause is the phase after the menopause and women can experience certain symptoms like joint pains, mood fluctuations and hot flashes which is the most common sign experienced by over 80 percent of women. Not just that during post menopause, women has the risk of osteoporosis and heart diseases due to reduced estrogen levels.

Symptoms of Menopause:

The symptoms are different for perimenopause, menopause and post menopause. Sometimes the symptoms may last for some months in some women but interestingly in some women you don’t find any symptoms at all. However the symptoms will occur several years before the menopause, it includes,

  1. Abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom of perimenopause which has to be treated since it can also be a call of some underlying illness.
  2. Hot flashes are the other most common sign of menopause which is nothing but a feeling of warmth in the face, neck and chest. They last for few seconds and go away.
  3. Depression and Anxiety.
  4. The change in period shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with more or less time in between.
  5. Memory loss, being unable to focus properly and mood swings are the most common mental problems women face during this period.
  6. Headache.
  7. The menopause can also impact your sex drive and cause low libido which results in strain in relationship, anxiety, deprived communication etc.
  8. You will feel the joint pains during menopause.
  9. Urological issues are the most common sign of menopause. This include like being unable to empty bladder completely, incontinence, ache in the bladder.
  10. Vaginal infections like itching, dryness in the vagina, and a feeling of discomfort.
  11. Increased heart beat which is also referred as heart palpitations
  12. Fatigue.
  13. Weight gain
  14. Muscle ache.
  15. Increased heart beat which is also referred as heart palpitations.
  16. Menopause causes the Dry hair with hair loss which is the most raised complaint by the menopause sufferers.
  17. Skin turns thinner.
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There is no prevention for menopause since it is a normal physiological process but the treatments include hormone therapy. But here are some best advises for menopause,

  1. Avoid the intake of coffee, tea and spicy foods since they exaggerate the menopause.
  2. Try to eat sufficient dairy products through which the intake of calcium will be increased and this will help you keep your bones strong.
  3. Proper nutrients can also help you from menopause. Thus eat healthy fruits, fish, beans and veggies to avoid loss of nutrients.
  4. Increase the intake of fiber enriched foods like wheat bread, bananas, strawberries, carrots, nuts, beans, etc.
  5. Try to get enough sleep.
  6. To avoid the hot flashes and night sweats, take Vitamin E enriched foods like avocados, almonds, peanuts, oils, spinach etc. In fact, you use Vitamin E supplements.
  7. Limit the alcohol consumption and don’t take stress too much.
  8. Practice exercises specially Breathing exercises and yoga.
  9. Eat Soy foods since they can keep your muscles strong.
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