What Is Menopause In Women?
Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 but can occur earlier or later.
During menopause, the ovaries stop producing eggs and the levels of estrogen and other hormones decline. This hormonal shift causes a variety of physical and emotional symptoms, including:
Hot flashes: Sudden feelings of warmth and sweating
Night sweats: Perspiration during sleep
Mood swings: Irritability, depression, and anxiety
Vaginal dryness: Decreased lubrication, leading to discomfort during sex
Sleeping problems: Difficulty falling or staying asleep
Decreased bone density: Increased risk of osteoporosis
Weight gain: Changes in hormone levels and metabolism can cause fat to accumulate in different parts of the body
Treatment options include hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, and alternative treatments such as herbal supplements and acupuncture. It’s essential to discuss your symptoms and treatment options with your healthcare provider to determine the best approach for you.