Menopause isn't a disease or a medical condition. It is a completely natural biological process, a normal part of aging for women. Doctors generally identify menopause as a point in time 12 months after a woman has experienced her last menstrual period. While some women do not have any difficulty during this phase & transition through it easily, others tend to experience troublesome symptoms.

Generally menopause occurs after the age of 40. But in some women, it can occur way earlier. This is known as premature menopause. There are various factors that can lead to premature menopause. The most common ones are genetic factors, certain immune system disorders, damage to ovaries caused by radiation or chemotherapy or hysterectomy.


What are the symptoms of Menopause?

There are not many, but quite a few strong symptoms that indicate that you are about to reach the menopause phase soon. Common signs include:

  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Irregular periods
  • Problems while sleeping
  • Rapid mood changes
  • Sore breasts

Apart from these physical symptoms, some women also experience:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Crankiness
  • Weight gain
  • Lower sex drive
  • Persistent headaches

How are the symptoms treated?

  • Hormone Replacement therapy
  • Topical Hormone Therapy
  • Nonhormone medications
  • Medications for osteoporosis

Can Lifestyle changes help?

Certain lifestyle modifications such as the following can help manage symptoms of menopause

  • Have an exercise routine
  • Get enough sleep
  • Consider doing Kegel exercises
  • Quit smoking
  • Eat a healthy, nutritious diet
  • Practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing, yoga or massage

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