Menopause is a condition relatedto the female population, and its main characteristic is that menstruationsstop. So, when women experience the first signs of menopause they should beaware of the certain changes that will occur in the body. There is a fact thatthe duration of life after menopause is about 30 years and while in menopause,there are some complications that may appear. In these years, women have morechances to develop bone conditions heart problems and even a stroke but thereare also studies that say that during this period women can suffer fromdementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. However the most common problemaffecting women during menopause is a heart problem being at the same time themost frequent cause of death in women. During the young age women suffer rarelyfrom this condition while in men it is a common problem. However, when menopausebegins the statistics and chances are changed and the cause for this isdecreased level of estrogen in women body.
The major threat in the menopauseis osteoporosis, which affects bones by making them brittle and easy to crack. The bones are not that strongand compact as they were. 70 % of women who are 80 years old have this problemand this is the reason for numerous bone and hip fractures in this age. That iswhy women use estrogen to maintain the health of teeth and bones, and it seemsto be very effective not only in maintaining bone strength, but also in keepingmemory from deterioration. Estrogen is a hormone that helps numerous organs andsystems in women’s body to function properly, and it is good for the skinhelping it to look younger.
There is also problem withurination, especially with involuntary urination. Women experience frequenturge to urinate and they are more prone to the infections of urinary pathway;again the answer is estrogen, a hormone that gives our body the strength tostruggle with bacteria. There are products on the market which contain estrogensuch as vaginal rings or creams and they successfully defend ourbody from bacteria. We don’t really know if estrogen in pills are effective asthese products. Another complication which is possible in menopause is theone that is related to sleeping disorders, because many women experience bad dreams orwaking during the night or they even have difficulties to fall asleep.