MENOPAUSE- Traumatic Condition for Women

Published: 07th January 2006
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At the time of birth a baby girl possesses 2 million egg cells, by the time she hits puberty, and there are about 300,000 left. Out of these only 400/500 mature fully to be released in the menstrual cycle, the rest degenerate.



During the fertile years of a woman's life, the pituitary gland secretes hormones that cause a new egg to be released from its follicle every month. This follicle also increases the production of ESTROGEN and PROGESTERONE which line the lining of the uterus to receive and nourish a baby after conception .If this doesn't happen the levels of ESTROGEN and PROGESTERONE drop, breaking the lining of the uterus, causing menstruation.



Menopause



By the mid thirties the ovaries begin to decline in hormone production .In the late forties the process accelerates and hormones fluctuate more, resulting in irregular periods or heavy bleeding and by the early fifties periods stop altogether, resulting in menopause.



Menopause is considered complete when a woman doesn't bleed for 1 whole year. With the end of the menstrual cycle and the onset of menopause a woman loses her ability to conceive children.



There are mainly three kinds of menopause:



General Menopause

General menopause occurs at about age 50.but like the onset of menstruation its timing can vary from person to person. For ex. Women who smoke tend to reach menopause earlier than women who don't.



Premature Menopause/Surgical Menopause

Women who undergo operations to have both their ovaries removed surgically undergo such menopause. They are more likely to be affected by menopausal symptoms than those who experience it naturally; the reason for this is still to be known. When only one ovary is removed menopause usually occurs naturally. When hysterectomy is done and ovaries remain, menstrual periods stop, however other menopausal symptoms occur at the same age as they would naturally. But some women who have had their uterus removed are liable to experience menopausal symptoms at a younger age.



Menopause Symptoms



' Frequent hot flashes

' Depression

' Memory problems

' Change in sleeping habits

' Mood swings

' Loss of sexual appetite



Menopause Treatment



Menopause is a period of transition in a woman's life; mostly women become depressed because they are unable to transgress into this territory. It is best to deal with menopause by coming to terms with it, accepting the change instead of fighting it, talking to loved ones, eating right and also taking hormone therapy and sometimes injecting PROGESTERONE and ESTROGEN synthetically.





Jenifer D'souza is an amateur writer to www.finegenerics.com providing information on all health related topics or on the latest health topics. For More Information on : Women's Health

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