Information About Menopause
We Have to Know about the Menopause
- Menopause is a natural biological process, not a medical illness
- it’s a transition that can start in your 30s or 40s and last into your 50s or even 60s
- Once you haven’t had a period for 12 consecutive months, and you are more than forty years of age, you’ve reached menopause.
Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions
- It is dangerous if occur at an early age.
Causes of Menopause
- Menopause begins naturally when your ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone.
Signs & Symptoms of Menopause
- Irregular periods
- Decreased fertility
- Burning or itching, along with increased risk of infections of your urinary tract or vagina.
- You may feel the need to urinate more frequently or more urgently, and you may experience urinary incontinence
- Hot flashes
- Sleep disturbances and night sweats
- Changes in appearance like thinning hair and wrinkles
- irritability, fatigue, decreased memory and diminished concentration.
Medical advice of Menopause
- If you’ve skipped a period but aren’t sure you’ve started menopause, you may want to see your doctor
- Always seek medical advice if you have bleeding from your vagina after menopause.
Risk factors of Menopause
Some surgical or medical treatments can bring on menopause earlier than expected. These include:
- A hysterectomy that removes both uterus and ovaries
- Chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Premature ovarian failure.
Treatment for Menopause
- Persons with severe symptoms like bleeding, pain abdomen, mood disturbances require treatment
- Minor procedures
- Surgery in some cases
Self-care for Menopause
- Regular exercise
- Balanced diet
- Stress control
Investigations for Menopause
- Gynecological tests depending upon the symptoms.