Menopausa symptoms are naturally occurring biological events and part of the natural progression in every woman’s life that comes with age
According to a survey conducted in September of 2006 by Johns Hopkins the menopause symtoms that significantly affect a woman’s assessment of her quality of life are mood changes and feeling tense.
Doctors, scientists and researchers are not sure what causes depression during menopause. It could be related to changing hormonal levels. Women have a higher risk than men of experiencing a major depressive period at some point in their life. Most experts believe this is all related to the, sometimes drastically changing hormonal levels that accompany pregnancy, childbirth, monthly cycles and menopause. Symtoms of depression should always be discussed with your health care professional.
There are many symptoms caused by menopause such as: sleep disturbances, missed periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, changes in mood, and lack of sex drive.
Menopause – the last menstrual period. The average age of menopause in the UK is 52.
Post-menopause – this relates to the years after the last period up to the end of life. It overlaps with the perimenopause
Early menopause symptoms are often referred to as perimenopause. Women will experience the early signs many years before the full blown condition is realized. Women in their 30’s and 40’s are especially known to experience these early cycles
If you doctor confirms that your symptoms are related to menopause, then there are many early treatment courses that can be considered. Treatments such as HRT or hormone replacement therapy or surgical methods.. It would be better to consider all the natural health options prior to under going any man made treatments.
Another ingredient that is helpful when treating menopause symptoms is soy seed or Glycine Max. It contains plant estrogens that could do either of two things: it can decrease estrogen levels in women who are in the perimenopausal stage and can increase it for the women in the postmenopausal stage. This works by attaching phytoestrogens to the estrogen receptor sites in your body. This keeps the right levels of estrogen and has a balancing effect in our body
It is estimated that up to 90% of menopausal women experience some type of weight gain in the period leading up to menopause (perimenopause) as well as during menopause
Menopausal women should enjoy a diet consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, nuts, seeds, fish, poultry and low-fat dairy products – all in small portions. “Be a grazer, not a gorger!” MedicineNet suggests.
In addition to plenty of exercise, it is recommended that menopausal women eat whole grain foods, which can reduce constipation, as well as reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Commencement of menopause
In general menopause is known to enter a female’s life at the age of 51 but no one can predict that when a female is going to enter menopause. The age at which menstrual cycle starts in the life of a female is also not correlated with the onset of menopause. Majority of the females are known to enter menopause between the ages of 45-55 but menopause can also occur at the age of 30, 40 or 60 years. Perimenopause is characterized by irregularities in the menstrual cycle followed by typical symptoms of early menopause and can commence 10 years prior to last menstrual period