Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Menopause just like pregnancy is a condition unique to women.Have seen most of the women over 40 waiting with apprehension for menopause.Even doctor colleagues;after 40 start having the sudden middle age crisis.They start complaining even an iota of weight gain,a day here and there in period triggers a panic attack.Am I approaching IT.Periods are a 'symbol' of a females youth,fertility and femininity.And the sudden fear of loosing it makes women irritable even before menopause has actually set in.
Relax!!!!Just like your 1st period,like your first sexual experience,like your pregnancy......it is one more stage of your life which has to set in.Its not the end of your femininity but yes accept it gracefully it is end of your fertile period.Time to move on from procreation to better things in life.
It is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier. They include
•A change in periods - shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with more or less time in between

•Hot flashes and/or night sweats

•Trouble sleeping

•Vaginal dryness

•Mood swings

•Trouble focusing

•Less hair on head, more on face

Some symptoms require treatment. Talk to your doctor about how to best manage menopause. Make sure the doctor knows your medical history and your family medical history. This includes whether you are at risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, or breast cancer.Exercise: It strengthens your bone as well as heart.HRT is best avoided.If need be you can be prescribed herbal supplements.A supportive partner is very important.
And don't forget age is just a number.You are as young or old as you feel :)


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It is necessary for every woman to know that these symptoms do occur and these are that of menopause.That helps prepare mentally and deal with it better.

TaurenChieftain said...

The word "menopause" literally means the "end of monthly cycles" from the Greek word pausis (cessation) and the root men- (month), because the word "menopause" was created to describe this change in human females, where the end of fertility is traditionally indicated by the permanent stopping of monthly menstruation or menses.
What age does menopause start