Menopause is defined as the period in woman’s life when woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. It is caused by the natural process that occurs as the ovaries age and produce less reproductive hormones.
Menopause is a natural part of ageing and is related with the decline of woman’s oestrogen levels. It usually begins between the ages of 45 – 55, but can develop before or after this age range. The median age for menopause is 51 but approximately 1% of women begin menopause before the age of 40.
Menopause usually consists of three stages:
Perimenopause. Perimenopause occurs before menopause and is a time when woman’s hormones begin to change because of preparation for menopause. This period can last for several months to several years. A woman may experience the following symptoms during perimenopause: menstrual periods may become irregular, periods may be late, menstrual flow may become heavier or lighter.
Menopause starts when a woman experiences a lack of menstruation for one year. Some of the common symptoms for most of the women include: hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, difficulty sleeping, low mood or anxiety, reduced sex drive, problems with memory and concentration, weight gain, dry skin, headaches, racing heart, increased hair growth on the areas of the body such as face, neck or chest.
Post menopause is a period starting after menopause has occurred.
Most women experiencing menopause usually need to see their doctor to get help in dealing with symptoms caused by the menopause.
However, according to Healthline, the following home remedies and lifestyle changes could help with symptoms caused by the menopause:
Keeping cool and staying comfortable. Dress in loose, layered clothing, especially during the nighttime and during warm or unpredictable weather. This can help you manage hot flashes. Keeping your bedroom cool and avoiding heavy blankets at night can also help reduce your chances of night sweats. If you regularly have night sweats, consider using a waterproof sheet under your bedding to protect your mattress.
Exercising and managing your weight. Reduce your calorie intake by 400 to 600 calories to help manage your weight. It is also important to exercise moderately for 20 – 30 minutes a day and this can help to increase energy, promote a better night’s sleep, improve mood, promote your general wellbeing.
Communicating your needs. Talk to a therapist or psychologist about any feelings of depression, anxiety, sadness, isolation, insomnia, and identity changes.
Supplementing your diet. Take calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium supplements to help reduce your risk for osteoporosis and improve energy levels and sleep.
Practicing relaxation techniques. Practice relaxation and breathing techniques, such as yoga or meditation.
Taking care of your skin. Apply moisturizers daily to reduce skin dryness.
Quitting smoking. Stop smoking and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke. Exposure to cigarettes may make your symptoms worse.
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Healthline. 13 January 2020
NHS. 29 August 2018