Menopause means the cessation of menstruation. The word Menopause is derived from the Greek word Meno meaning month and Pose meaning pause. The aging of the ovaries, which produce female hormones, is the cause of menopause. Due to decreased secretion of female hormones, infertility and some physical and psychological changes occur. These changes usually occur in the 45-50s.
About 85 million women in India over the age of 45 are suffering from various changes and physical problems during menopause.
What are the things to be kept in mind during menopause?
Menopause is normal in every woman. This is only a temporary phase and is not a disease. Many women may experience all of the following symptoms.Irregular menstruation, stop menstruation Hot flashes Trembling of hands and feet Skin and breast cells with atrophic changes, vaginal dryness, and looseness Urinary symptoms Anxiety, depression, decreased desire to have sex, insomnia
These are some of the changes that occur in the body before menopause, which a woman may be unaware of. After menopause and the problem of osteoporosis, the bones start to weaken. Early menopause can also happen naturally, in some cases due to surgery to remove the ovaries. This then leads to a higher risk of osteoporosis. Generally, thin women, smoking, and women living a sitting lifestyle are more victims of this problem.
After menopause, problems like heart disease like ischemic, Alzheimer's and stroke, etc. have to be faced.
Once menstruation stops, there should be no vaginal bleeding, if women feel that they are having prolonged and heavy periods or vaginal bleeding after menstruation, they should immediately Medical advice should be sought.
What is the exact age of menopause?
Menopause is the condition in which women stop having periods, it is also called the end of the menstrual cycle.
Menopause is the condition in which women stop having periods, it is also called the end of the menstrual cycle. Menopause is a natural process that can happen to women at any time after the age of 40. Although in India, women usually have it at or after the age of 46, whereas in the US, the age of menopause is 51 years. ,
How to know if the reason for not having periods is menopause?
When women of 47-51 years of age do not get periods for 1 year, then it is considered menopause. However, menopause is also confirmed with the help of hormonal tests like FSH and E2.
When should I see the doctor?
After the age of 40, women should visit a gynecologist at least once a year for a routine checkup. During this, doctors do blood checkups, mammography, ultrasound and bone density tests, etc.
(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)