What is Menopause?
In simple terms, "the menopause" is the period when menstruation gradually becomes less and less regular and then finally stops. Most women experience "menopause" between 45 to 55 years of age, although some women experience it anywhere between 30 to 60 years of age.
Hopefully, your menopause will pass by without any ill-effects. But if you start feeling terrible and can't understand why - chances are it's menopause!
The most common signs of menopause
Include any or all of the following:
To put it simply:
The medical side-effects of menopause
The reduction in Oestrogen leads to the following:
The treatment & relief of menopause side-effects
Step 1. Consult your doctor
Some doctors know a great deal about menopause, others know zilch. Don't rest until you have found a knowledgeable doctor with whom you are comfortable. Even if this takes several months, it is definitely worth doing. In addition, take steps to inform yourself about the menopause, it's effects and how to treat them.
Step 2. Question your doctor closely
In particular, find out the following:
Subject to your doctor's advice, proceed to Step 3.
Step 3. Take control of your personal menopause!
Step 4. Get support
Look around for a good support group, local or online. A support group can be a great help when coping with the side-effects of menopause.
See also Weight Control & Menopause
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