There are factors that cannot be changed, others such as tobacco consumption and a sedentary lifestyle that can.
Menopause is a period of change in women. Changes that occur before the period known as perimenopause. Menopause also It is a change in the stage for women.Change from the reproductive stage to the non-reproductive stage.
This is a broader phase called the climacteric. which is caused by decreased sex hormones Therefore, ovulation decreases until it ceases. which leads to infertility in women Menopause occurs when menstruation completely stops and a woman has not had a period for twelve months in a row.There are some women who, when they reach a certain age, have their periods 3-4 times a year. These women are pre-menopausal and may still be fertile. It is important to note that until you have not had your period for 12 months in a row, you will not enter menopause. But when you start having abnormal symptoms, you should see a doctor for consultation.
At what age does menopause come?
The average age at which menopause usually occurs is 44 to 52 years. This is when menstruation begins. There will begin to be abnormalities in both the amount and duration of bleeding.. Due to age or due to various factors that we will talk about later. Not having your period before age 40 is called early menopause.
What can cause menopause to progress?
Menopause can occur due to a number of factors:
- Treatments such as chemotherapy One in two women who receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy suffer from early menopause.
- Surgery, such as removing the uterus or ovaries
- Smoke. The habit of smoking predisposes women to early menopause. At Bekia Salud, we are committed to ending bad habits such as tobacco.
- social class It was found that women from higher social classes entered menopause more slowly.
- Obesity. Obesity is another cause of early menopause.
- Sedentary lifestyle Lack of exercise also tends to lead to early menopause.
- autoimmune disease
- Diseases related to the thyroid gland
When to see a doctor
You should see your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms and you are over 40 years old. He or she will be able to diagnose early menopause:
- If you have irregularities in your menstrual period Periods change, bleeding increases or decreases.
- If you have any impairments And you take a pregnancy test and it shows that you are not pregnant.
- If you feel hot flashes
- If you feel your heart palpitate
- If you suddenly feel anxious
- Headache. Headache.
- cannot sleep.
- night sweats
- vaginal dryness
- weight changes
- decreased sexual appetite
- Emotional irritability during depression
See a doctor to get a proper diagnosis. He will guide you through the steps to follow.
Can I get pregnant if I am diagnosed with early menopause?
One in ten women diagnosed with early menopause will become pregnant. The ovaries are functioning again for unknown reasons. And the pregnancy happened. Women with early menopause Because menopause has been going on for a long time. Therefore, there is a tendency to have osteoporosis. (The bones have osteoporosis. which is why calcium intake is so important) Heart disease, colon, gum, ovarian cancer.
For young postmenopausal women, treatment with hormone replacement therapy is recommended to reduce these risks. Hormone replacement therapy can significantly reduce these risks. But it has side effects in the form of side effects. Some may increase sensitivity in the breast.Menstruation may return regularly. cardiovascular problems
There are natural ways to relieve menopausal symptoms, such as soybeans, kidney beans, ginseng, all of which can relieve hot flashes to some extent, etc. But It is very important to tell your doctor that you are taking these medicines.Because he can change the effects of the medicine he prescribed.
Therefore, if you are not yet menopausal, you must reduce the risk factors for early menopause as mentioned above. v And you must maintain calcium intake during your youth. To enter menopause with calcium reserves which can keep the bones in good condition.
If you have gone through menopause You should maintain good physical condition. Eat a diet low in fat and cholesterol. and foods containing fiber and vegetables Take calcium to help your bones. Quit smoking and reduce alcohol. In short, Reduce universal risk factors for good health.