Video: Menopause And Its Manifestations
On Saturday I went to the beauty salon.
Andrea, my hairdresser, looked different. I saw her face and thought,"
Something's wrong with her." We started debating how many inches of hair I should cut.
I insisted that only one, and she gave me the reasons why there should
be three. In the end, I relented. While she was doing her wonderful job we
caught up on the most mundane and momentous events in our
lives: work, love relationships, and family. There I knew what was happening. Andrea
had begun to feel the symptoms of menopause.
Menopause is the process in
which a woman stops menstruating; loses menstruation. “During menopause, a
woman's body slowly begins to produce fewer of the hormones
estrogen and progesterone. This often happens between the ages of 45 and 55.
A woman is considered to have entered menopause when she has not had a
[menstrual] period for 12 months in a row, and there are no other causes for this change,"
explains the US Department of Health and
Human Services website Womenshealth.gov.. UU.
The symptoms may vary. However, the most common are: increase in body temperature, causing heat, and / or night sweats; weight gain and changes in
mood. That is, some women suffer from depression, other episodes of bad
mood and some feel upset, as in a state of constant stress. Additionally, they may experience vaginal dryness, and feel pain during intercourse or vaginal exams. That is why it is important that when you have the annual check-up, if you are at the age
of menopause, ask your doctor what the symptoms are and what he