Understand about Menopause and how WINGS ENDOSCOPY help you in Menopause phase
Menopause is the time in a women’s life when her menstrual function ceases. This usually happens around age 45-55. However her hormonal functions start declining a good ten years before this event. These phases in her life are referred to as pre menopause and peri menopausal years. These declining hormonal levels bring about many changes to the body, mind and sense of well being. Several life style diseases such as hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, metabolic syndrome, depression also tend to manifest on women of this age group.
Menopause, is not a disease or an illness. It is a transition between two phases of a woman's life.
Many women experience a variety of symptoms as a result of the hormonal changes associated with the transition through menopause. Around the time of menopause, women often lose bone density and their blood cholesterol levels may worsen.
Before menopause a woman's periods are usually irregular. Around menopause there are often hot flashes which typically last 30 seconds to ten minutes and maybe associated with shivering, sweating and reddening of the skin. Typically hot flashes stop occurring after a year or two. Other symptoms may include: vaginal dryness, trouble sleeping, and mood changes. The severity of symptoms varies between women. While often linked to heart disease and osteoporosis these primarily occur due to increasing age and not any direct relationship with menopause. Some previous problems that may have been present like endometriosis or painful periods may improve with menopause.
Menopause is usually a natural change. It can occur earlier in those who smoke tobacco. Other causes include surgery that removes both ovaries or some types of chemotherapy. At the chemical level menopause is due to a decrease in production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. While not typically needed the diagnosis can be confirmed by measuring hormone levels in either the blood or urine. It is opposite of menarche, the time a female's periods start.