It is the time in a woman's life when her periods finally stop and her body undergoes changes that will no longer allow her to become pregnant. This is a natural fact that normally occurs in women between 45 and 55 years of age.
Menopause is complete when you have not had a period in a year, which is called postmenopause.
Symptoms vary from woman to woman and can last 5 years or more. In some women the symptoms may be worse than in others.
The first thing that happens is that menstruations begin to change, and may occur more or less frequently. This situation can last from one to three years before they completely cease.
Common symptoms of menopause include:
- Less frequent menstrual periods that eventually stop.
- Pounding or racing heartbeat
- Hot flashes, usually worse in the first year and two.
- Cold sweats
- Aging of the skin.
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
Other symptoms of menopause can include:
- Decreased interest in sex; possibly decreased response to sexual stimulation
- Changes in mood, including irritability, depression, and anxiety
- Urine leaks
- Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse
- Vaginal infections
- Joint pain
- Irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
As menopause (climacteric) is not a disease, but is part of the natural aging process of women, prevention in the strict sense is not possible. However, a healthy lifestyle can alleviate the potential discomfort of menopause to some extent.
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods.
- Consume soy foods as it contains estrogens.
- Get enough calcium and vitamin D from food and vitamin supplements. Colvita
Exercise and relaxation techniques:
- Get plenty of exercise
- Do pelvic floor strengthening (or Kegel) exercises daily. These strengthen the muscles of the vagina and pelvis.
- Practice slow, deep breaths every time a hot flash starts. Trying to take 6 breaths per minute.
- Try yoga, tai chi, or meditation.
- Dress in light, layered clothing.
- Staying sexually active.
- Use water-based lubricants during sexual intercourse.
MENOPAUSE AND COLLAGEN
During the first 5 years of menopause there is a 30% decrease incollagen.The lack of collagen is not limited to the organic tissue of the skin. The main symptoms of collagen deficiency are weakness, joint and muscle pain, mental and physical fatigue, and a general lack of energy.During this period, the bones become brittle (osteoporosis) and the joints and muscles weaken.
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