Today is ‘World Menopause Day’.
Menopause usually begins in women between the ages of 45 and 50.
World Menopause Day 2022: Today is ‘World Menopause Day’. Menopause or menopause is a natural biological process. Menopause usually begins in women between the ages of 45 and 50, which means the complete cessation of the monthly menstrual cycle. If a woman does not have periods for 12 consecutive months, then she is said to have reached menopause. Women may experience many symptoms before menopause. Menopause occurs when a woman stops releasing eggs. Along with this, the level of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone hormones in women also decreases. This stops the reproductive process in the woman. Let us know the signs, stages and measures to control the symptoms of menopause.
When does menopause begin?
Menopause usually starts around the age of 45 to 50 years, but sometimes it can also happen at the age of 40, which is called premature menopause. At what age a woman will have menopause, it is mostly determined by your genes.
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Menopause symptoms and signs
myoclinic.org According to the news published in, Menopause is a natural biological process. When a woman reaches the age of menopause, a variety of physical signs and symptoms appear. In this, the symptoms of hot flashes are most visible. Also emotional symptoms can affect your sleep. There may be a decrease in physical energy. Menopause also has a negative effect on emotional health. In such a situation, along with making lifestyle changes, these symptoms can be controlled to a great extent with hormone therapy. In addition, when a woman reaches menopause, you may also experience the following signs and symptoms during perimenopause:
- irregular periods
- vaginal dryness
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- mood changes
- gaining weight
- slow metabolism
- dry skin problem
- excessive hair fall
- increased heart beat
- having a headache
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How many stages of menopause are there?
webmd According to a news published in, there are three stages of menopause, perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause.
Perimenopause- In this period cycles become irregular, but they do not stop completely. In most women, this stage comes at the age of 47 years. There may be symptoms of hot flashes, but you can still conceive.
Menopause- This stage comes when you will have your last period. In this stage, symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleeplessness etc. can be seen.
postmenopause- It starts when you will have your final and last period. If you do not have periods for more than 1 year due to menopause and after that there is vaginal bleeding, then it is not normal. In such a situation, without delay, consult a doctor.
Ways to ease the symptoms of menopause
If you see symptoms like hot flashes, trouble sleeping, night sweats, headache etc., follow a healthy lifestyle to manage them. Include nutritious things in your diet. Also avoid consuming too many spicy, caffeinated foods. Don’t eat too much outside. Exercise daily. Do not smoke, drink alcohol. If you sweat at night, have a problem of hot flashes, then sleep in loose clothes at night.
When to contact doctor
If you see the above-mentioned symptoms, then you should definitely see a doctor. If your doctor tells you to meet during and after menopause, do keep visiting. If there is vaginal bleeding after menopause, then definitely tell this thing to the doctor. For some women, even at the age of 40, periods stop coming for several months. In such a situation, consult a doctor without delay. The doctor may recommend colonoscopy, mammography and triglyceride screening, thyroid test.
Tags:, Lifestyle, Women’s Health
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 18, 2022, 11:44 IST