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Description
Menopause can be described or defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months or more. Menopause is a transition process which begins with interrupted duration of menstrual cycle and ends with the final menstrual period. The transition period is referred to as perimenopause which means "the time around menopause" and is generally referred to as the menopausal transition phase. While peri View more...
Causes
Menopause is a naturally occurring condition for women as they get older, usually setting in around between the ages of 45 and 55.
Surgical removal of the ovaries or oophorectomy which is mostly accompanied with removal of uterus or hysterectomy in women with regular menstrual cycle will result in immediate menopause;
Treatment of cancer through chemotherapy and radiation therapy also can lead t View more...
Prevention
Menopause is a natural occurrence for all women, and can not be prevented. However, some of the symptoms can be lessened. Prevention of symptoms of menopause is possible by avoiding caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods and hot drinks, as well as introducing exercise and relaxation techniques into the daily life.
One can invest in aromatherapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicines (such as ginseng View more...
Common Symptoms
Irregular menses or vaginal bleeding marked by unpredictable and excessive bleeding; Hot flashes and night sweats;
Vaginal symptoms marked by thinning of the vaginal tissues making them dry and less elastic creating irritation or pain during sexual intercourse and also increasing the risk of vaginal infections;
Urinary symptoms including urinary tract infections, feeling the need to urinate regu View more...
Rare Symptoms
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Traditional Treatment
Hormone therapy which includes estrogen and progesterone therapy; hormone therapy or HT is also referred to as:
Hormone replacement therapy or HRT;
Postmenopausal hormone therapy or PHT; and it consists of, estrogens or a combination of estrogens and progesterone or progestin. This therapy is mainly used to control the symptoms of menopause with relation to the decreasing levels of estrogen mark View more...
Alternative Treatment
Alternative medical therapies include plant estrogens like phytoestrogens and isoflavones that are found in soy and various other plants. Two types of isoflavones, genistein and daidzein, are present in soy, chick peas, and lentils, and are found to be the most potent estrogens of the phytoestrogens;
Vitamin E supplements too help in the treatment of menopause;
Herbal remedies include preparatio View more...
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