Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods that a woman may experience. It is the term used when the main function of a woman’s ovaries is no longer working. This means that a woman who is experiencing menopause can no longer conceive a child.
Common menopause symptoms are sleeping problems or insomnia, night sweating, irregular menstrual periods, urine leakage, forgetfulness, decreased interest in sex and headaches. Other symptoms are vaginal changes, which include dryness, itching and burning of the vaginal walls, which make sexual intercourse difficult or even painful for some women, a condition called dyspareunia, which typically does not subside without treatment.
These menopause symptoms can range from ages forty one to forty six. Although, in general, the average age of woman with menopause is fifty one years old. However, the typical menopause symptoms age for women can begin as early as forty one, accompanied by irregularities in the menstrual cycle.
However, the change from having a normal reproductive to non reproductive is not abrupt or sudden event. This will take a long time before it will be experienced by any woman. Having it may include a number of problems but it is okay because menopause is a natural part of the aging process for women. But some women are having a hard time dealing with the effects of early signs of menopause. It disrupts their normal daily activities which makes them more frustrated and even hinders in their well being.
Menopause symptoms’ treatment involves hormone therapy, using a lower dose of estrogen or a different estrogen preparation (for instance, a vaginal cream rather than a pill). Another alternative is a total lifestyle change. Try to avoid alcohol and caffeine, get plenty of exercise and other relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation, slow deep breathing and to remain sexually active. Though this may prevent or at least reduce the risk of early menopause, scientific studies shows that it can still bring some complications. The best ways to prevent long term problems includes control of blood pressure, avoid eating foods that may elevate your cholesterol, consider a low fat diet and consult a specialist that will help you with your medications.
Always remember that you should not feel down and embarrassed when you are already feeling some menopausal symptoms. You may want to consider seek additional help or attention for your condition. Because professionals and experts are still the best option, most especially when medications and preventive measures is talked about. These are just few simple guidelines that may help you achieve a better and healthier you. Other best and simple options is to psych yourself, make sure you laugh a lot and embrace your menopause.