Menopause

Menopause
Menopause

 

Menopause is a natural process of hormonal changes occurring as a result of stoppage of ovarian function leading to cessation of menses. It is a gradual process of prolonged menstrual cycles eventually causing absence of menses due to the lack of estrogen in the body.
Other signs –

  • Hot flushes, irritability
  • Vaginal dryness, painful sexual intercourse, reduced sex drive
  • Reduced fertility and eventual loss of the ovarian capacity to conceive
  • Night sweats, sleep disturbances and mood swings

Effects of menopause on the body —

  • Increased risk of heart diseases
  • Osteoporosis and easy bone fractures
  • Facial hair, weight gain

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