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What is Menopause and how can you cope with it?

What is Menopause and how can you cope with it?

Most women in the UK experience menopause by the age of 51. While for some women, the phase is totally normal, there are many who experience symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats and irritability. Read on to know how to deal with them and improve your quality of life after menopause.

Change of Life

Menopause marks the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. Simply put, it is the end of menstruation (monthly period). The natural menopause occurs at an average age of 51 years, but it can occur much earlier or later. If menopause occurs before the age of 40, it is called premature menopause and if it occurs by the age of 45, it is termed as early menopause.

Causes of Menopause

Women are born with a particular number of egg cells in ovaries. With age, the number gradually reduces and declines rapidly from the age of 40. Menopause occurs when ovaries due to too few eggs fail to produce oestrogen and progesterone that are required to carry out the normal menstruation process. While in most of the cases menopause is a natural part of ageing, it can also occur if you undergo surgical removal of ovaries due to some medical conditions like ovarian cancer or hysterectomy.

Signs and symptoms of Menopause

During menopause level of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH) increases as ovaries are unable to respond to them. It is due to these hormonal changes, women experience a lot of physical and emotional symptoms. Some of the common symptoms of menopause are:

  1. Hot flushes and night sweats
  2. Urinary incontinence and urgency
  3. Back pain and joint pain
  4. Increased risk of inflammation and infection
  5. Breast tenderness
  6. Dryness and itching
  7. Mood swings
  8. Low libido
  9. Depression
  10. Vaginal dryness
  11. Insomnia

Here it is important to note that menopause isn’t always bothersome. In some women, symptoms are not so prominent, while in other women they can be really troublesome. So, it is safe to say that severity of symptoms varies for every woman.

Dealing with Menopause

Sometimes menopause symptoms can interfere with your life and make things difficult for you. In such cases, it is essential to seek treatment. From hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to antidepressants, there are many types of treatments available for dealing with symptoms. Treatment depends mainly on the symptoms. You can consider HRT (available as a cream or gel, a tablet, a skin patch or an implant) for treating hot flushes and night sweats. Vaginal lubricants are ideal for women who experience vaginal dryness, while antidepressants can help deal with emotional symptoms.

Here at ShytoBuy, we have a wide range of natural menopause solutions, including creams, pills and lubricants. All the products in our range are completely natural and contain herbal ingredients, which makes them side-effects free.