August 16, 2016 12:00 AM | by The Fustany Team
Six Facts About Menopause Every Woman Should Know
Menopause is a natural phase that every woman has to go through at a certain time in her life. Menopause is something that you don’t have to be afraid to go through; it just needs mental acceptance to embrace this new phase, knowledge about it, and a good doctor to guide you through the process. But as a start, here are six facts about menopause that every woman should know, to be able understand and accept this new phase of her life.
#1 Fact About Menopause
In the simplest definition, menopause is basically the end of menstruation. Your ovaries stop producing eggs and estrogen that cause your monthly period.
#2 Fact About Menopause
A woman is born with a finite number of eggs, and they decline (due to age and menstrual cycle) until they're finished. Afterwards, menstruation stops and menopause happens.
#3 Fact About Menopause
Menopause doesn’t happen overnight, you go through three stages that could last for several years.
- Perimenopause: Few years before actual menopause, your ovaries start producing fewer eggs, and the nearer you get to the actual menopause phase the quicker the estrogen produced by the ovaries drops.
- Menopause: When it’s been a complete year without getting your period, that’s when you know you’re going through actual menopause.
- Post-menopause: This is the phase when women should be very conscious about their health; menopause causes many health risks which is also very normal.
#4 Fact About Menopause
The average age women tend to menopause is from 45 to 55. Remember, our bodies differ from each other, so your friend’s menopause experience is not applicable to yours.
#5 Fact About Menopause
Some women might experience menopause symptoms earlier, this is called premature menopause. It could be something genetic or because of a medical procedure.
#6 Fact About Menopause
Here are some of the menopause symptoms a woman experiences: hot flashes, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, depression, racing heart, vaginal dryness, and bladder control problems. The severity of the symptoms also varies from one woman to another.
We hope you found these important facts about menopause useful! Our last piece of advice, is to stay safe and to always ask your doctor about any changes in your body.
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