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Info about Menopause

Menopause is a normal stage of life for every woman, which usuallyaffects women between 40 and 58 years of age. Traumas, illnesses or somesurgical procedures can speed up the beginning of menopause for some women. Thereare also women experiencing menopause in late 30s, or some whose menopause startedin the 60s, but these can be genetically predisposed conditions and in thatcase are not something you should worry about.

Ovaries of these women don’t produce hormones for the reductivecycle and that ends their menstrual cycles and fertility. This is not somethingyou can reverse and it is not such condition, but women suffering from somevery unpleasant by symptoms may get some relief.

Symptoms may vary from several months and up to 10 years. Mostcommonly, women going through the menopause experience irregular menstruationand then total cessation of menstrual bleeding, vaginal soreness and dryness, aswell as thinning of the bones. Sleeping problems, headaches and hot flashes,racing heartbeat and sweating are also frequently reported to bother menopausalwomen. Hormone imbalances created in the body during the menopause may provokemood swings in some of the menopausal women.

Menopausal Stages

Premenopause is aperiod of time when women experience irregular menstrual bleeding and somemight actually have mild menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes or vaginaldryness. Many women don’t even notice this stage and the symptoms of menopausemay be surprising for them.

Perimenopause is transitional stage from premenopause tomenopause. In this stage, symptoms are at their worst, and they may persist formonths or even years.

Actual menopause usually last for a month or a year, andthat’s when menstruation stops. Any bleeding from the vagina after this time isconsidered to be abnormal and must be checked with the doctor.

Postmenopause is the time after menopause, when the symptomsare not so bad any more for most of the women.

Relief for Menopausal Symptoms

Prescription drugs are available for women suffering frommenopausal symptoms. These drugs won’t reverse the process, but your life willcertainly be much easier with them. Many doctors are not eager to prescribethese medications and use them only for severe cases, since they are fairly newand there is not much data about their long term use.

Non-prescription medications can also be useful to easemenopausal problems. Menozac is one of these drugs, and it is claimed to bemixture of different natural remedies useful for range of menopausal symptoms.

Alternative treatments are something many menopausal women foundto be very efficient in reliving symptoms of menopause.

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