Menopause or ‘change of life’ is a phase in a ’s life which indicates the end of or cycle. It is actually derived from a Greek word ‘ ’ which means month and ‘pausis’ which means ‘termination’. is a event which usually occurs when the woman reaches her late 40s or early 50s and signifies the closure of her phase.
Menopause performed by the ovaries .i.e. the secretion of ova, release of and , creation and of the lining or monthly periods. .i.e. the change from a potentially fertile to non-fertile state usually tends to happen gradually over a period of time. This transition phase, also known as perimenopause, takes about a year to be finally declared as menopause. After one year without any monthly cycle, a woman is said to reach menopause. The phase following menopause is referred to as the stage which remains until the end of your life.the end of the major role
Signs and Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause is different for each woman and so are its . This attributes to the fluctuations and especially the role of estrogen hormone which plays diverse roles in the . A deficit of estrogen in the body may lead to varied physical and emotional symptoms. Some of the common symptoms of menopause are:
Change in Menses
Irregular periods are the first sign which you might notice if your body is ready for menopause. You might bleed lesser or more than you usually do. The duration of the monthly cycle may become longer or. All these symptoms are considered normal. However, if you have an excessive flow, periods lasting for more than a week, cycles repeating very closely then you should discuss it with a practitioner to be sure.
A number of depression.feel moody and snappish around the time of menopause owing to a possibility of diverse factors such as a feeling of , family issues, and prior history of
Bladder & Vaginal Problems
The body becomes more susceptible toor . Some women may suffer from the problems of an incontinence or urine leakage. The area may become and dry attributing to the change in hormonal levels making the intercourse painful.
This is yet another common symptoms which a woman you might feel near the transition phase. Hot feeling of flush or in which red blotches emerge all over the body. Symptoms could be mild or strong including excess and which may result in sleep also known as night sweats.refer to the
Apart from these, women might experience:
- Diminished or increased sex drive
- Weight loss or gain
- Ache in and
- Experience lapses making it to remember little things
Impact on Heart & Bones During Menopause
heart . Other factors such as weight gain, may also have effects on the .and fluctuating levels of estrogen hormone may the of developing
It is always advisable to discuss with your health practitioner and get the required tests associated with bone density, levels of, LDL and HDL , levels of done to ensure timely prevention and measures if need be.
Although rare, it is definitely possible for the women to reach it before they touch their mid-40’s. This is known as early menopause or premature failure. There are chances that a woman still gets her periods and releasing eggs intermittently even after experiencing premature menopause. Major causes of premature menopause are:
- Hysterectomy ( removal of the )
- Oophorectomy (removal of ovaries)
- Certain types of cancer or radiotherapy
- Autoimmune diseases
- Addison’s disease
It is always useful to stay well-educated and informed regarding what to expect along with the remedial measures to ease the transition phase.
Stay happy and celebrate womanhood!