Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Menopause

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The Menopause is defined by doctors as the period that comes after your last menstruation. It can start at the age form 30 to 40 and sometimes it is as long as 20 - 30 years. It is defined by many hormonal, physical and psychosocial changes.

The menopause is a natural biological process not an illness, and even tough you will go through many changes, it is not the end of your youth and sexuality. Today most of the women live half of their lives in menopause.

The symptoms of this biological process :
  1. Irregular menstruation. Your periods can stop at once or gradually, surely a contingency in your menstruation is the first sign of the menopause.
  2. Pain during sex. A lowering in the estrogen level leads to a thinning of the vaginal tissue, which causes pain during the act of love.
  3. Hot flashes. A sudden blush or warm up in the facial area, the neck and the upper back, which may cause sweating. Lasts for a couple of minutes
  4. Night sweating. It can lead to sleeping disorders.
  5. Emotional shift. A quick change of moods like irritability, anxiety, elation or depression are clear signs of the menopause.
  6. Change in appearance. Fats that were concentrated in your hip and thigh are now on your belly, wrinkles appear and your hair becomes thin.
Problems caused by the menopause
  1. Heart diseases
  2. Osteoporosis
  3. Urine incontinence
  4. Weight gain
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Treating the menopause

Menopause it self doesn't request a medical approach. Instead you can focus on reducing the level of changes that take place. That can be achieved by suppling enough estrogen to your organism.

The most common way to do this is the hormone replacement therapy, but due to the many side effects it too drastic and in my opinion uncalled for.

A few side effects are:
  1. Unexpected bleeding
  2. Headache
  3. Breast tension and swelling
  4. and more!

The other way to provide estrogen is trough supplements.

Menozac is a great mix of herbs, that will help you cope with all the symptoms in a more natural, safe and time tested manner. The naturally occurring phytoestrogens in this supplement works over time so it can gradually replenish the low hormonal levels in your blood stream.

1 comment:

Neurologas said...

This problem will come later earlier or later to us, to women, so we have to be ready for this.