Sunday, 4 August 2013

Facts about Menopause!

Facts about Menopause
We know that the release of an egg each month in the ovary allows the formation of two basic female hormones: estrogen and progesterone, so that they are involved in our monthly basis.

When we are born we do with a number of eggs and genetically defined for each of us, when we exhaust this reserve we stopped having ovarian production of these hormones, therefore no longer claims and ends the possibility to procreate, this occurs around 50. Since regulate a woman stops for a whole year we say it is in menopause and the changes that occur around the last period we call Climacteric, so that menopause is a state that is identified retrospectively. This decrease of female hormones causes some disorders such as hot flashes, dry skin, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive, mood changes, which as a whole is named, as we said, of Climacteric.

So if we know that this is from a lack of hormones, it is easy to deduce that the treatment is the restoration of this hormone function, for which there is still controversy, but gradually being put under the know. It is known that if these symptoms are very intense the treatment of first choice are hormones, if symptoms are mild, then you can use some other non-hormonal medicines.

The use of one or another depends not only on symptoms but also on the history and health status of the patient particular. It said that hormones cause cancer, I wonder, if this were true then all women would have cancer by being exposed to them for about 30 or 40 years of our life,

Right? And it is true, but one patient has certain characteristics, the use of hormones could accelerate the development of tumors or other undesirable effects.

In addition to these management alternatives is possible to modify certain behaviors in daily life to minimize symptoms, such as diet and exercise. The latter would be the most important factor to improve living conditions. The quintessential exercise is walking, the human body is designed anatomically for this activity, swimming is another alternative as well as the bike.

There is also another easy alternative treatment for these symptoms, what we commonly call phytoestrogens, which are not hormones but in some tissues have a similar function in the market we found it as soy lecithin. This is a safe alternative for the treatment of the symptoms without the undesirable effects of the hormones.
On the other hand, the lack of hormones also have other consequences such as accelerated loss of calcium in bones, and known as Osteoporosis (when the cause decreased fragility and breaks without being hit or dropped). Another consequence of the lack hormonal reflected in heart function leading to increased cholesterol and fats in the blood which increases the risk for a heart attack. At this time also can match the thyroid gland to stop working or develop diabetes.

First of all symptoms and ailments, treatments. One very effective is to take care and have a great attitude, besides being very well informed. You have to live this new stage of life with a smile, and physical activity habits, not fail!