EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MENOPAUSE
By Jazz Pollard | October 12th, 2016 | Blog,Health & Wellbeing
Be afraid. Be very afraid! That’s exactly how most women initially feel about menopause. Come to think of it, it is inherent in human nature for people to feel frightened, even threatened by things that they cannot fully comprehend, most especially where experience and knowledge are lacking. Didn’t you feel excited and scared too the first time you were pregnant and delivered your first child?
Rather than feel anxious about menopause and feel pressured to get ahead of your menopausal symptoms with a little help from your loved one, and perhaps a supplement like Femmenessence, you should learn all you can about this coming phase in your life. The more you can anticipate what’s coming your way, the better prepared you can be — physically, mentally and psychologically.
Listed below are 8 of the most frequently asked questions about menopause which you probably have floating in your head right this moment.
At what age will I be on menopause?
You may feel symptoms in your late 40s while menopausal symptoms become chronic around age 50. The cycle has come full circle one year after you’ve had your last menstrual period. Some women may be menopausal as early as 40 while some late in their 50s.
What factors may determine when I begin menopause?
There are no clear agreements on the determinants but, other than age, the onset of menopause is also attributed to heredity — the age when women in your family undergo menopause will also likely be when you will get yours. Other factors like medications, disease and ethnicity also come into play.
Why do I have to go through menopause?
It is the phase when your estrogen and progesterone levels have significantly declined. A common misconception is that menopause is the period when a woman has stopped getting her menstrual cycle. Fact is, menopause occurs in three stages — perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.
How do I know that I am already into menopause?
During perimenopause, your body is said to be preparing for menopause. The most obvious changes are fluctuations in the regularity of menstrual flow and cycle. Menopause is the period when physiological changes are in full swing. Many women complain about night sweats, hot flashes, mood changes, lack of focus and concentration, lack of libido and vaginal dryness. Perimenopause begins one year after you’ve had your last menstrual period. When you experience these changes, usually observed in combination, you’re most likely undergoing menopause.
Does menopause affect my health?
Yes. Estrogen plays a key role in regulating many physiological processes in a woman’s body. It directly interacts with your reproductive system but also affects bone healing and development, blood clotting, digestion and metabolism. Changes in your hormonal levels also affect the way you think, get sufficient sleep and cope with stress.
Does menopause have to be treated?
Menopause is not a disease rather, it is an inevitable stage in a woman’s life that marks the end of her fertility. Therefore, you don’t need treatment for your menopause. Nevertheless, there are supplements you can try like Femmenescence, which helps improve difficult menopausal symptoms in as much as 8 out of 10 women. Women are able to go through menopause successfully without any special medical attention. Some, however, may be good candidates for hormone replacement therapy.
Are treatments safe?
A long-term study by the Women’s Health Initiative on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has concluded that HRT puts women at higher risk for breast cancer and heart disease. It remains to be recommended for certain cases, particularly for women who have a history of mental disorders. Supplements, on the other hand, do not undergo any rigorous approval process to prove claims.
What else can you do to more successfully go through menopause?
Be ready to give your lifestyle a major revamp. Eat healthier foods, exercise more and throw your vices out the window. Now is also a good time to talk to your partner about your condition and solicit his support and the understanding of other family members.
Stop being afraid of menopause by knowing what to expect. The better informed you are, the better prepared you will be.
Article contributed by Jazz Pollard.
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