Menopause occurs when a woman of reproductive age enters into a non-reproductive age. Her normal menstrual cycle stops, which disables her to get pregnant through natural means. Menstruation usually starts getting less than normal over a span of some months to years prior to stopping at all. Menopause is generally a biological process that usually takes place between the years 45 and 55 of age. In this duration, the estrogen levels of a woman decline. Around 1 in 100 females may experience menopause before getting 40 years. It is known as the condition of premature menopause.
The Signs and Symptoms of Menopause
The symptoms and the intensity of the symptoms of menopause may vary from person to person. However, the following symptoms are the most common ones in a woman experiencing menopause. These include the following:
- Night sweats
- Hot flushes
- Vaginal pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Anxiety or low mood
- Reduced level of libido
- Problems related to concentration and memory
The Causes of Menopause
The condition happens when the sex hormones of the body are undergoing an imbalance, which usually happens as the woman ages. This occurs when the ovaries don’t produce enough estrogen, which results in a failure of ovulation.
On the other hand, premature menopause might occur at any time before normal menopausal age. Most often, the cause remains unidentified. In some cases, an oophorectomy, breast cancer interventions, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or conditions like Addison’s disease or Down’s syndrome can result in premature menopause.
The Treatment Options for Menopause
In order to manage the symptoms related to menopause, different tactics may be applied by choice of the individual. It includes tablets, dermatological patches, implants, and gels for Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT by the replacement of estrogen. Moreover, moisturizers, lubricants, and vaginal estrogen creams are used for countering vaginal dryness.
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