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Menopause typically occurs to women between the age of 45 to 55.
Medically speaking, menopause refers to the permanent ceasing of menstrual periods due to a decrease in hormone production by the ovaries, this is accompanied with anxiety and sudden fevers that run from the upper chest and neck to the face and arms.
These symptoms are commonly known as “menopausal symptoms”.

Menopause, refers to the ceasing of normal menstrual cycles due to a functional decline of the ovaries, this starts when the woman enters her 40s and her menstruation becomes irregular.

One major symptom of menopause is that menstruation becomes irregular or ceases altogether due to the lack of ovarian follicles. Other symptoms include hot flushes or sudden flushing of the face for no reason at all, this is due to an imbalance in the endocrine system caused by a decrease in follicle hormones, and vaginal and urogenital atrophy, which may eventually lead to dyspareunia or urethritis.

Atherosclerosis or cardiovascular diseases develop easily. Osteoporosis, which poses the greatest problem due to fractures, may occur. Various symptoms such as fatigue, inertia, nausea, anxiety, depression and a decreased level of concentration also appear. However, not all women need to go through these phases when they reach a certain age, some women can prevent and treat the symptoms after consulting with a doctor.

Treatment for menopause requires sufficient discussion between the health care provider and the patient on the matters of physiological issues and personal worries, fears and stress. When mental health is in jeopardy, psychological treatments are necessary with adequate usage of antidepressants or sedatives.

Estrogen therapy tackles symptoms such as hot flushes and reduces the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. However, estrogen therapy increases the risk of endometrial cancer for women with a uterus, thus the therapy combining estrogen and progesterone, which has been proved to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer, is more effective for women with a uterus.

Women who have undergone a hysterectomy may receive the estrogen only therapy. The volume of estrogen may be increased according to the symptoms and although there is evidence that the use of estrogen is linked to breast cancer, it has not been established.

Prior to commencing hormone therapy, the health care provider and the patient must discuss sufficiently about the possibility of getting this particular treatment. Once decided, it is necessary for the patient to undergo physical examination, mammography, and pap smear test. Regular fitness tests and yearly mammography are necessary regardless of hormone therapy. Oral or vaginal estrogen can treat vaginal contraction, vaginitis, lower urinary tract contraction, urinary frequency, dysuria and urinary incontinence.

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