Menopause is a stage in life for women to pass through and not a disease nor disability. As women age, menopause occurs during which the ceassation of their monthly circle occurs.
According to medical experts Menopause is a period of natural ceassation of menstruation in a woman usually between the ages of 45 and 50. Menopause has also been identified arbitrarily as the final ceassation of menstruation.
At a certain time in a woman’s life all the ova or ovary which has not been used begins to gradually cease to function. Menstruation ceases when the circling production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone drops below a critical level.
Because everybody’s individual body function differs, it is not so certain to know at what age the menopause of a woman begins because the gradual lowering of hormones is so slow that in most cases it is initially unnoticed.
Majority of women are only aware of the change at the notice of the abnormality of their period, whereas some complain of some menopausal symptoms before they notice any major alteration.
Symptoms of Menopause
The changes that occur before, during and after the ceassation of menstruation are due to a fall in the level of estrogen in the body which begins three to four years before the period starts. The symptoms of the condition can occasionally be recognized for several years while menstruation is still occurring.
For some women the end of menstruation happens suddenly, for others the period becomes erratic occurring at intervals of three weeks to several months. When one full year passes without a woman experiencing her monthly period, she can reliably conclude that Menopause has occurred and eventually no further eggs are released and the menstrual period stop.
At this time of a woman’s life, virginal tissues become thinner and less moist as estrogen levels decline.
Other symptoms women experience include night sweat and insomnia, inconvenience, and sudden loss of waist line glut, hot perpetuation, crying for no reason, temper outburst, itching sensation, cruelly skin and memory lapses. In addition women could display strong emotion, stresses, copping abilities and extirpation.
Misconceptions in Menopause
The time of Menopause often coincide with other stressful circumstances in a woman’s life, such as caring for aged parents, coping with office job, seeing children grow up and other midlife adjustments.
These stresses may cause physical and emotional symptoms including memory loss, attention deficit, anxiety and irritability and depression which may be erroneously attributed to Menopause.
In societies in which emphasis are placed on youthfulness and youthful appearances, the outset of Menopause symptoms may arouse a misconception that the end of youthful age has come and the beginning of old age will be expected to occur instantly.
It is important to note that Menopause is not the end of a woman’s productive life, but it is only the end of her reproductive life in most cases.
Benefits of Menopause
Several benefits come with Menopause and not just the side effects. One of such benefits is that the woman is now free of the stress of pregnancy and child birth, and if the children are grown and established the woman will have enough time and resources to turn attention to herself and take appropriate care of herself.
Menopause in women may therefore be considered as a natural stage in life and not an illness. Women should understand that they do not need treatment for menopause, rather they require balanced diets, regular exercise and a commitment to healthy leaving.