Menopause can simply be described as that time in a woman’s life when her periods stops. Medically, menopause is that time in a woman’s life when ovaries begin to produce less eggs and less female hormones-estrogen and progesterone.
A woman is deemed to be in her menopause when she has not had her periods for at least one year and usually occurs between ages 45 and 55 years.
TYPES OF MENOPAUSE
- Premature menopause.
Occurs when a woman’s periods start before the age of 40 years. This can be as result of various factor such as genes within the family lineage. Medical conditions like diabetes or certain medication can result in pre-mature menopause. Women who smoke are at a risk of undergoing premature menopause. However medical doctors have suggested that sometimes there are no real known cause for premature menopause, as it just happens.
- Natural menopause
This is the most common type of menopause and it takes its natural form whereby the levels of hormones both the oestrogen and progesterone decline naturally beginning at the age of 45.
- Artificial (surgical) menopause
This is a surgery induced menopause. It happens when ovaries are removed through a surgical process due to unusual occurrences such as cancer treatment through processes as radiation and chemotherapy. Since ovaries are the main source of estrogen production in women, the removal of this vital organ results in menopause.
SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE
According to the Healthline Journal there are various symptoms of menopause both physical and psychological and they vary from one lady to another and may not be dependent on family history or lineage. According to the journal, the age and rate of decline of ovary function in each woman differ tremendously. This means you’ll need to manage your menopause individually.
- Thinning hair
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Irregular periods
- Weight gain
- Dry skins
- Night sweats
- Reduced interest in sex
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability and mood swings
- Difficulty sleeping
COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MENOPAUSE
As menopause sets in, it comes with various medical complications that sometimes requires medical attention. Some of the complications associated with menopause include.
- Heart Disease
With menopause comes the risk of heart disease as women experiencing menopause are more likely to have a heart attack compared to women not on their menopause.
Menopause can also lead to Osteoporosis. This is a disease that leads to reduction of the density and quality of bones. They become fragile and the risk of fracture is high due to less production of estrogen in the body during menopause. Estrogen as we know it is important to new bone production because it supports osteoblasts, which are bone-producing cells
- Involuntary release of urine
This is common in aging women after menopause as decline in estrogen results in loss of elasticity of vaginal tissues and urethra leading to urine leak. A woman therefore finds it hard to voluntary control the passage of urine at will.
- Weight Gain
Though not fully associated with menopause, most women tend to gain weight post menopause
Treating menopause can be done through Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) which is aimed at injecting into the body hormones that it no longer produces.
However, the use of HRT depends on many factors and this should not be an over the counter drug. Its usage depends on your health symptoms and what your desires are. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you get a doctor’s recommendation.
MYDAWA has an array of menopause drugs that are used during treatment such as Menopace Capsules which contain vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity. It also provides vitamin B12 and thiamine, which contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Finally MYDAWA has in store Evanova Capsules which are a safe and effective formulation that provides maximum relief from the multiple menopause symptoms. Evanova Capsules also support to reduce intensity and frequency of hot flushes and night sweats during menopausal transition and plays also helps in prevention of post-menopausal complications including osteoporosis and cardiovascular disorders.8