Menopause – Male and Female? When we approach the mid-life, out body goes through its most important changes since puberty. Technically, this interval is known as “menopause.” It’s the stage of a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing eggs and her fertility decreases and finally ceases, starting anywhere from the early 40’2 to the mid 50’s and generally carrying two to three years (the instance may vary for each woman).
Menopause is confirmed if a woman hasn’t had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. But men aren’t exempted from menopause. Recent research provided new insights about menopause and the issues associated with estrogen deficiency in women and testosterone deficiency in men, a lot of whom don’t know how to deal with this period in their lives.
The reduction of estrogen for women brings symptoms like hot flushes, sweating at night, uncomfortable lack of lubrication in the vagina and a more frequent need to urinate. About seven out of 10 women suffer these consequences in varying amounts. Also a slow but progressive loss of bone density or osteoporosis that contributes to a greater risk of fracture, mood swings, and anxiety or even depression are symptoms, amongst others.
Doctors recommend keeping a regular exercise regimen, limiting intake of caffeine, sugar and sodium, reducing alcohol intake, taking certain vitamins and minerals (calcium and vitamin E), keeping regular adequate program, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), antidepressants, coupled estrogen/testosterone and carrying soy create plus a well-balanced diet.