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Women's Health's Prospective: Life of Menopause

Menopause is an unavoidable natural process that all women have to go through. The unpleasant symptoms and implications arising from menopause can turn the woman into the grouch and nobody will desire to confront them. vWhen a woman turns 40 and above, she becomes irritable, impatient, worried, depressed, and helpless. She would never want to share her personal life with anyone, defensive about innocuous comments and even involve herself into verbal tussles. This is a biological process each woman may go through in their menopausal life. Just give her some time to accustom to a life of menopause and she would finally revert back to her old outlook. At a certain age, all women will have to experience menopause which may usher a significant change in their life due to the unpleasant symptoms arising from menopause. The occurrence of menopause is during which women stop menstruating for 12 months straight because of losing ovarian function. This explains why they feel stress, shock, depression, and experience loss patience. As I mentioned earlier, just give them some time, because it is a natural phenomenon and they need time to cope with a sudden change in life. Menopause is a time when a woman has no menstruation for one year but they can still have menstrual irregularity indicating the first perimenopausal symptom in which they are stepping into a life of menopause. The symptoms start 2-8 years (a period called perimenopause) before 50, and globally, the average age for menopause is 51. At the same time of perimenopause, women may experience symptoms like irritability, anxieties, hot flushes, and headaches. These symptoms highlight the manifestation of symptoms indicating a woman entering menopause. Nevertheless, some women may not have experienced any symptoms stated here, and in addition to this, they feel no menstrual irregularities but their menstruation ceases abruptly with no symptoms at all. What Are The Signs Women Should Look For? Due to loss of ovarian function, a woman’s body produces less female hormones that it used to. She will gradually feel the change in her body and some of them may not accept this cruel fact. Basically, there are three changes as described below: Vasomotor symptoms (early onset): anxiety, depression, insomnia, hot flushes, irritability, menstrual irregularity, night sweats Urogenital symptoms (mid-transition): vaginal infection, vaginal dryness, recurrent urinary tract infections Multiple chronic diseases (late onset): Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis Well, not all women will experience these three symptoms of menopause. Whether the symptoms are there or not, women should take their life easy and look at menopause as a natural change in life but not the abrupt end of their life. They should not feel sad as there are some things they should learn in this process. Unveiling The Myths of Menopause There is a myth believing that the onset of number of pregnancies and menstruation will determine the time when menopause hit your life. This is untrue. Menopause is normally genetically predetermined, meaning that if your grandma or mom underwent the menopause at the age of 50, you will have menopause around that age. It is a misconception that menopause is a disease just like cancer or tuberculosis. But, there are conditions that associates with it. Even though menopause is a natural cycle, you still need to address menopause associated problems in a proper way. Both smoking and alcohol can cease menopause. There are no concrete studies to support this myth. Smoking can advance the onset of menopause by 1 ½ to 2 years while alcohol, has no effect on the onset of menopause. Having said this, alcohol consumption may worsen the complications of menopause. Diet can accelerate the onset of menopause. No, not true. Currently, no studies support this belief. Unless you are very, very thin, but there is no report saying that vegetarian diet can accelerates the onset of menopause. How Can Women Help Relieve Their Suffering Life of Menopause? Here, you can do some suggested things here to help cope with the unpleasant life or changes of your menopause. Praying to God to reduce your agonies and stresses in life. Manage your stresses well by doing some relaxing activities like dancing, yoga, meditation. Get enough sleep to help avoid insomnia. Refrain from alcohol consumption and smoking. If you are emotionally distressed, you should get seek counseling immediately. You cannot let this feeling conquer your mind, but you must have a strong mind to control this negative feeling. Maintain your weight by consuming diets low in fat, sugar and salt but high in fibre and calcium as this will protect your heart, joints and even bones. Find a support group, especially your spouse. If you are having a problem with your spouse, you should get a trusted friend or any family member that could understand what is happening in your life. When you have a loyal and trusted group of people, you will live with joy even if you may still have to suffer from added stresses caused by menopause. But anyhow, the support actually can help lesser the stresses, pressure, anxieties, and/or depression. Exercise regularly and constantly to keep you fit. Walking for example, is one of the wearing exercises that help enhance bone health. To improve incontinence, pelvic floor exercise(s) is (are) recommended. Accept that menopause is unavoidable natural process in a woman’s life. Give yourself some time to adjust the changes to your normal life accordingly. If you are experiencing your first symptom of menstrual irregularity, you should seek guidance from a doctor. Talk to your doctor for whatever changes you may go through menopause, he or she will help alleviate your suffering and prevent long-term complications as suggested ways to improve a quality of your life. Talk to your doctor and ask them to prescribe an oestrogen-based vaginal cream. To combat vaginal dryness, use a lubricant that is recommended by a doctor. Go for alternative therapies like reflexology, herbal, massage, acupuncture or homeopathy remedies. These remedies may help relieve your suffering. What Are The Medical Approach For Preventing Long-term Illnesses Associated With Menopause? Your doctor will normally recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT). But of course, before suggesting HRT to a patient, a doctor should monitor/assess the patient’s family record and history of physical examinations. The examinations should include urine test, pap smears, breast abnormalities, blood test and mammograms. Also, for those who have a family record of osteoporosis, a doctor should ask them to go for bone status checks and pelvic scans. If HRT is given to the right age group, which is 50-59, it can help prevent long-term diseases arising from menopause such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Having said this, HRT should not be regarded as the only way to cure these diseases. HRT is mostly recommended to patients who complain with moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms, and to patients who have moderate to severe vulvovaginal symptoms and also as a primary treatment for osteoporosis.

When a woman turns 40 and above, she becomes irritable, impatient, worried, depressed, and helpless. She would never want to share her personal life with anyone, defensive about innocuous comments and even involve herself into verbal tussles. This is a biological process each woman may go through in their menopausal life. Just give her some time to accustom to a life of menopause and she would finally revert back to her old outlook.

At a certain age, all women will have to experience menopause which may usher a significant change in their life due to the unpleasant symptoms arising from menopause. The occurrence of menopause is during which women stop menstruating for 12 months straight because of losing ovarian function. This explains why they feel stress, shock, depression, and experience loss patience. As I mentioned earlier, just give them some time, because it is a natural phenomenon and they need time to cope with a sudden change in life.

Menopause is a time when a woman has no menstruation for one year but they can still have menstrual irregularity indicating the first perimenopausal symptom in which they are stepping into a life of menopause. The symptoms start 2-8 years (a period called perimenopause) before 50, and globally, the average age for menopause is 51. At the same time of perimenopause, women may experience symptoms like irritability, anxieties, hot flushes, and headaches. These symptoms highlight the manifestation of symptoms indicating a woman entering menopause. Nevertheless, some women may not have experienced any symptoms stated here, and in addition to this, they feel no menstrual irregularities but their menstruation ceases abruptly with no symptoms at all.

What Are The Signs Women Should Look For?

Due to loss of ovarian function, a woman’s body produces less female hormones that it used to. She will gradually feel the change in her body and some of them may not accept this cruel fact. Basically, there are three changes as described below:

  1. Vasomotor symptoms (early onset): anxiety, depression, insomnia, hot flushes, irritability, menstrual irregularity, night sweats
  2. Urogenital symptoms (mid-transition): vaginal infection, vaginal dryness, recurrent urinary tract infections
  3. Multiple chronic diseases (late onset): Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis

Well, not all women will experience these three symptoms of menopause. Whether the symptoms are there or not, women should take their life easy and look at menopause as a natural change in life but not the abrupt end of their life. They should not feel sad as there are some things they should learn in this process.

Unveiling The Myths of Menopause

There is a myth believing that the onset of number of pregnancies and menstruation will determine the time when menopause hit your life. This is untrue. Menopause is normally genetically predetermined, meaning that if your grandma or mom underwent the menopause at the age of 50, you will have menopause around that age.

It is a misconception that menopause is a disease just like cancer or tuberculosis. But, there are conditions that associates with it. Even though menopause is a natural cycle, you still need to address menopause associated problems in a proper way.

Both smoking and alcohol can cease menopause. There are no concrete studies to support this myth. Smoking can advance the onset of menopause by 1 ½ to 2 years while alcohol, has no effect on the onset of menopause. Having said this, alcohol consumption may worsen the complications of menopause.

Diet can accelerate the onset of menopause. No, not true. Currently, no studies support this belief. Unless you are very, very thin, but there is no report saying that vegetarian diet can accelerates the onset of menopause.

How Can Women Help Relieve Their Suffering Life of Menopause?

Here, you can do some suggested things here to help cope with the unpleasant life or changes of your menopause.

  • Praying to God to reduce your agonies and stresses in life.
  • Manage your stresses well by doing some relaxing activities like dancing, yoga, meditation.
  • Get enough sleep to help avoid insomnia.
  • Refrain from alcohol consumption and smoking.
  • If you are emotionally distressed, you should get seek counseling immediately. You cannot let this feeling conquer your mind, but you must have a strong mind to control this negative feeling.
  • Maintain your weight by consuming diets low in fat, sugar and salt but high in fibre and calcium as this will protect your heart, joints and even bones.
  • Find a support group, especially your spouse. If you are having a problem with your spouse, you should get a trusted friend or any family member that could understand what is happening in your life. When you have a loyal and trusted group of people, you will live with joy even if you may still have to suffer from added stresses caused by menopause. But anyhow, the support actually can help lesser the stresses, pressure, anxieties, and/or depression.
  • Exercise regularly and constantly to keep you fit. Walking for example, is one of the weight-bearing exercises that help enhance bone health. To improve incontinence, pelvic floor exercise(s) is (are) recommended.
  • Accept that menopause is unavoidable natural process in a woman’s life. Give yourself some time to adjust the changes to your normal life accordingly.
  • If you are experiencing your first symptom of menstrual irregularity, you should seek guidance from a doctor. Talk to your doctor for whatever changes you may go through menopause, he or she will help alleviate your suffering and prevent long-term complications as suggested ways to improve a quality of your life.
  • Talk to your doctor and ask them to prescribe an oestrogen-based vaginal cream. To combat vaginal dryness, use a lubricant that is recommended by a doctor.
  • Go for alternative therapies like reflexology, herbal, massage, acupuncture or homeopathy remedies. These remedies may help relieve your suffering.

What Are The Medical Approach For Preventing Long-term Illnesses Associated With Menopause?

Your doctor will normally recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT). But of course, before suggesting HRT to a patient, a doctor should monitor/assess the patient’s family record and history of physical examinations. The examinations should include urine test, pap smears, breast abnormalities, blood test and mammograms. Also, for those who have a family record of osteoporosis, a doctor should ask them to go for bone status checks and pelvic scans.

If HRT is given to the right age group, which is 50-59, it can help prevent long-term diseases arising from menopause such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Having said this, HRT should not be regarded as the only way to cure these diseases. HRT is mostly recommended to patients who complain with moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms, and to patients who have moderate to severe vulvovaginal symptoms and also as a primary treatment for osteoporosis.

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Comments (12)

I knew someone who'll be turning forty, four years from now and this is very valuable info and I like the idea of reflexology. Sounds relaxing. I'm out of votes but tweeted, FB liked and buzzed this one up. I'll come back later for the vote coz I'm out as of now. Thanks kabayan.

useful tips for women..very informative article as always. thanks friend :) v+ping

A detailed analysis of menopause and it is quite useful too.Thanks.

Jenny Heart

Very helpful information! Well done!

Jenny Heart

Very helpful information! Well done!

Great info for women Chan!

Doesn't make me feel any better, but it was a good concise read. Voted and appreciated.

Very useful, complete and informative. Thanks.

Excellent article for women at the subject age, Chan.

Good help for the menopausal women who read your health directives. Very good information.

I am returning to award you a well deserved vote up.

voted, I am going to be 41 and terrified. As you say, my mom had menopause at 45, so maybe I will also get it at that time. Early menopause brings about arthritis, is it a myth or is it true?

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