Info about Menopause
Menopause is a normal stage of life for every woman, which usually affects women between 40 and 58 years of age. Traumas, illnesses or some surgical procedures can speed up the beginning of menopause for some women. There are also women experiencing menopause in late 30s, or some whose menopause started in the 60s, but these can be genetically predisposed conditions and in that case are not something you should worry about.
Ovaries of these women don’t produce hormones for the reductive cycle and that ends their menstrual cycles and fertility. This is not something you can reverse and it is not such condition, but women suffering from some very unpleasant by symptoms may get some relief.
Symptoms may vary from several months and up to 10 years. Most commonly, women going through the menopause experience irregular menstruation and then total cessation of menstrual bleeding, vaginal soreness and dryness, as well as thinning of the bones. Sleeping problems, headaches and hot flashes, racing heartbeat and sweating are also frequently reported to bother menopausal women. Hormone imbalances created in the body during the menopause may provoke mood swings in some of the menopausal women.
Premenopause is a period of time when women experience irregular menstrual bleeding and some might actually have mild menopausal symptoms, like hot flashes or vaginal dryness. Many women don’t even notice this stage and the symptoms of menopause may be surprising for them.
Perimenopause is transitional stage from premenopause to menopause. In this stage, symptoms are at their worst, and they may persist for months or even years.
Actual menopause usually last for a month or a year, and that’s when menstruation stops. Any bleeding from the vagina after this time is considered to be abnormal and must be checked with the doctor.
Postmenopause is the time after menopause, when the symptoms are not so bad any more for most of the women.
Relief for Menopausal Symptoms
Prescription drugs are available for women suffering from menopausal symptoms. These drugs won’t reverse the process, but your life will certainly be much easier with them. Many doctors are not eager to prescribe these medications and use them only for severe cases, since they are fairly new and there is not much data about their long term use.
Non-prescription medications can also be useful to ease menopausal problems. Menozac is one of these drugs, and it is claimed to be mixture of different natural remedies useful for range of menopausal symptoms.
Alternative treatments are something many menopausal women found to be very efficient in reliving symptoms of menopause.