What is menopause

What Is Menopause?

Empower Yourself to Cope With Menopausal Symptoms

What is Menopause? Menopause is not a disease requiring treatment, but a natural event in a woman's life. A woman's reproductive organs generally start slowing down their hormonal activity after age 35. Estrogen and progesterone are the homones that have been regulating ovulation and menstruation and now their levels begin to drop as your body no longer releases an egg every month.

"All of us get older but not all of us deteriorate while doing so."

The term "menopause" usually refers to changes a woman experiences either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period. Menopause happens because you have quite literally run out of eggs and "the menopause" is the last period in a woman's life.

In other words menopause is a result of your oestrogen leaving your system and along with this comes various signs and symptoms.

Natural menopause happens after the age of 40 and is a normal part of a woman's life cycle. Premature menopause occurs before the age of 40 and can be from a number of causes. Some causes of early menopause could be surgical intervention such as a hysterectomy or damage to the ovaries from chemotherapy.

Natural menopause is a gradual process and for most women it can be broken up into three stages.

Perimenopause - starts as the ovaries gradually produce less oestrogen and lasts up until the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last one or two years of perimenopause, oestrogen levels decrease quite rapidly and this is the stage when many women will experience the typical menopausal symptoms.

Menopause - actual menopause is the point where a woman has had her last menstrual period and has gone without a period for 12 consecutive months.

Postmenopause - these are the years that follow after menopause and your menopausal symptoms should diminish. Although the low estrogen levels can have an effect on your health, there is a lot you can do with lifestyle, diet and supplements to help your body cope.

The surges and drops in hormones can cause an uncomfortable roler coaster of emotions especially if you see yourself as a set of malfunctioning hormones and ovaries. Midlife can infact be a time of empowerment if you take responsibility for your body and make good choices.

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