Ménopause is a natural process which happens in a fille when her menstrual period stops. It’s not a disease, nor is it an illness but a portion of the transition period in a woman’s life. Menopause commonly occurs between ages 45 or 55 years old. For others, it might happen later on in life.
If you’re in your menopausal stage, you may experience many different symptoms due to hormonal changes in the body. Quite often, these symptômes de la ménopause are a distress and very challenging to take care of. However, these symptoms may be treated in a medical or natural way.
- Bouffées de chaleur et sueurs nocturnes – these are triggered by caféine, spicy food, alcohol, hot water and heavy blankets.
- Insomnie – is described as having difficulty falling asleep or waking up during the night and can’t return to dormir. These can result in decreased memory and cognition impairment.
- Depression and Sautes d'humeur – characterized by fatigue, loss of interest in life, diminished appetite, suicide and death ideas.
- Anxiety – includes feeling out of control, palpitations and difficulty in breathing.
- Dry skin and hair – because of hormonal fluctuations, menopause may lead to dry, itchy skin and thin, dry hair.
- Vaginal dryness – diminished vaginal lubrication and elasticity.
- Densité osseuse loss – because of reduced œstrogène levels which may result in ostéoporose.
- Weight gain – because of water retention and change in lifestyle.
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Another popular alternative for treating menopausal symptoms is that the Traitement hormonal substitutif (HRT). It’s available in various forms: capsule, pill and patch form. HRT replaces the female’s hormones. Additionally, it prevents osteoporosis, colon cancer, and may even delay onset of Alzheimer’s disease. However, HRT is associated with specific risks like formation of blood clots, breast and ovarian cancer, especially when employed for over 4 decades. Women with cardiovascular and liver disease, vaginal bleeding and history of esophageal and breast cancer should are not suggested to take HRT.