What is Menopause?
Menopause is the cessation of menstrual periods for at least twelve months. Menopause generally on the average around the fifth decade of women’s lives. The period preceding menopause is called perimenopause. Both menopause and perimenopause can have significant symptoms and signs of aging.
- Feeling tired and worn out. Not enough energy.
- Difficulty with handling stress
- Difficulty sleeping well
- Loss of concentration, difficulty with memory, or brain fog.
- Depressed mood
- Low immunity
- Easily fatigued with exercise
- Feeling cold easily
- Food craving
- Menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding, or hot flush
- Decreased libido or sexual satisfaction
- Gaining weight/fat. Poor muscle tone
- Wrinkled skin/Muscle/joint sore/Weak bones/
- Increased risks for heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cancer?
What causes menopause?
The most common reason is the natural aging process whereby female hormones begin to decline. Occasional other causes include surgery and medical treatments which can bring about premature menopause.
What are the treatments for menopause?