Menopause is different than your typical menstruation, but women can still tell a lot about how menopause affects them based on their symptoms.
How to Know if It’s Menopause
Whether you’re concerned about it, just guessing about it, or just not sure what a menopause is, the symptoms of menopause vary from person to person and can vary month to month. The good news is that menopause can be avoided, if you want it to be, if you’re simply looking for some help with some of the symptoms. Here’s everything you need to know.
The symptoms that most people associate with menopause are usually dry mouth, vaginal dryness, vaginal dryness, vaginal dryness, urinary problems, night sweats, night sweats, vaginal swelling and itching, vaginal dryness, and problems with sex.
How It Begins
A menopause begins with a loss of estrogen, which is responsible for the strength and firmness of the lining of the uterus. Once the hormones are depleted, the entire structure of the uterus becomes malformed and flexible.
The symptoms of menopause are caused by a combination of multiple factors: the loss of estrogen, menses, and estrogen replacement therapy (ERT). A combination of these factors can cause three things:
the natural aging process due to puberty, aging in general, and hormonal fluctuations
minor injuries to the lining of the uterus, as a result of infection, injury, or childbirth
antibodies or the development of new androgen-dependent diseases in the lining of the uterus that take years to develop.
These new androgen-dependent diseases are called primary androgen deficiency diseases.
The onset of menopause depends on two factors: the age of the woman and whether she goes through the menopause naturally, or receives hormone replacement therapy. For example, natural menopause and the menstrual cycle begins once the woman turns 50 years old, but many women don’t stop menstruating until after their 60th birthday, sometimes significantly later. The menopause begins when either a woman’s ovaries or the lining of the uterus stop producing or enough of hormones.
The steps one can take to help decrease the symptoms of menopause
The best way to reduce the symptoms of menopause is to be sure that you’re not constantly being hit with them. Through the use of hormone replacement therapy, one can be assured that they are not suffering from the symptoms of menopause, because, ideally, they are not in the correct phase of the natural aging process.
In addition to taking hormone replacement therapy, treatment should be limited. If hormone replacement therapy is the only way to treat the symptoms of menopause, the main treatment should be to stop your dose of the hormone that causes the problems in the first place, i.e. estrogen. By adjusting your dose of estrogen, you can reduce the symptoms of menopause without affecting your overall health.
The other treatment that can reduce the symptoms of menopause is to stop smoking. Smoking can impact the functioning of the body, so it’s in your best interest to stop it. Similarly, drinking alcohol can have a negative effect on your health. If the symptoms of menopause in your body make you unable to do normal physical activity or you notice that you are having some symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats, then you should see a doctor and see if you could possibly have ovarian cysts, prostate problems, or other illnesses that you could be ignoring to improve your menopause symptoms.
It is important to take it slow. Menopause is just that — it’s a change in your body. It’s a gradual, natural process that occurs between the ages of 45 to 59 years old, and when you start noticing that you are having more symptoms than usual, you’re most likely experiencing menopause.