Menopause is not a disease, is only one phase of a woman's life that may be what each one does it. Keep an eye on your health, you should contact your doctor about how best to alleviate any symptoms and face this step with optimism.
Menopause can be considered one of the most complicated stages of the life of a woman, for triggering a series of amendments uncomfortable physical, emotional and mental. But you can mitigate its effects.
How a woman does know she entered menopause?
Menopause is a natural biological process, defined as the last menstrual period of women. This step, in which ovarian function ceases to exist to establish a new hormonal balance, usually occurs between 45 and 55 years but could, due to lifestyle such as smoking, occur earlier.
Moreover, it is during the time preceding menopause - pre-menopause - the woman can begin to experience unpleasant menopausal symptoms and acquaintances.
The first effects of the woman concerned are hot flashes and night sweats." However, usually also be present "as insomnia, headache, palpitations, depressive mood, anxiety and fatigue."
It is necessary to clarify that, in many women; these symptoms become less marked over time, other, no great inconvenience. The intensity depends on the biology of each woman and the physical and mental state that comes to this step.
Symptoms may arise:
- Like vaginal dryness, pain during sexual intercourse, decreased libido, more frequent urination and sometimes incontinence.
- For most women, weight gains with alteration in body image are of great concern, in addition to changes in the skin and coat.
- All of these symptoms, if present, could "severely diminish the quality of life of women".
The Hormones Problem:
All these effects that can plague menopausal women due to fact the female body gradually stop producing hormones, including progesterone and estrogen testosterone.
Risk due to menopause changes:
Because of the new stage hormone, coupled with the aging process itself, the menopausal woman is more likely to develop 'urogenital atrophy, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. If, before menopause, the hormones 'protect' the women of these risks, the decrease of hormonal own new step determines the end of this 'protection'. Cholesterol levels may increase, and blood pressure - two factors that affect cardiovascular health.
Furthermore, menopause is closely linked to osteoporosis, because the decrease in estrogen leads to a decrease in the fixation of calcium from the bones, making them weaker. The figures show that during the first five years after menopause, are lost between three and five percent of bone mass per year, and then between one and two percent annually.
How to overcome the menopause?
Lifestyle- Whether to minimize the risks of menopause, whether to mitigate its unpleasant effects, the woman can and should be in the lifestyle some valuable aid.
In relation to food, intake of calcium through dairy products should be enhanced to strengthen bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, should be preferred lean foods, not only to help keep cholesterol at adequate levels, but also to control the excess weight and cardiovascular risk.
Thus, saturated fats such as fat cheeses, margarine or animal should be avoided, while the consumption of fruits and vegetables is advised. Another aspect that should be noted is that, to control the risk of hypertension, you should reduce the daily intake of salt.
Also physical activity can help overcome and the menopause. Exercise, in addition to being beneficial for the heart, leads to higher energy consumption, thereby preventing weight gain, so common at this stage of life, due to the slowing of metabolism. It is also a good way to maintain bone mass.
Daily walks of at least half time are a good option. If possible, join the yoga; it helps balance the nervous system through breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
Physical activity, whatever, is an excellent option to keep body and mind healthy.
If you accept the changes your body and seek a balanced life, certainly the symptoms will be much smaller and this could be one of the most beautiful phase of your life.
By adrianna smith
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