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Understanding Menopause

Understanding Menopause

Menopause is one of life’s natural milestone’s women experience.

Below will explore all things menopause, giving you an understanding of when this typically occurs, what this could mean for the body and what you could expect.

Menopause, also known as ‘the change of life’ and is a natural event experienced by women aged approximately 45 to around 55. Marking the end of reproductive years where the menstruation cycle in their life stops.

You will typically be able to identify this stage in your life if you notice that you have not experienced any menstruation bleeding within a 12-month time frame.

Before officially entering menopause, the production of oestrogen and progesterone hormones start to slow down. Additionally, in this early stage, hormone levels typically vary and you might identify new changes such as…

* Your cycle differs from what you normally experience (this could mean irregularity or a shorter or longer cycle)

* Bleeding may become lighter or heavier

Over time, menstruation will eventually stop as your ovaries will cease releasing eggs which is known as the common event of reaching menopause.

Where common symptoms consist of…

* Hot flushes

* Difficulty sleeping due to night sweats

* Forgetfulness

* Decrease in sexual drive

* Discomfort with sexual intercourse

* Frequency in urination

* Irritability

* An itchy sensation under the skin

* Vaginal dryness

* Tiredness

Where symptoms can be managed through…

* Regular exercise

* A healthy diet

* Looking after your mental health

* Using lightweight pajamas to aid with night sweating

* Avoiding things you find trigger your hot flushes

It’s important to understand the changes experienced by the body. At Western Women’s and Men’s Health in Melbourne’s west, we’re passionate about improving the quality of life for each and every client, even if this may be education or providing quality advice.

To find out more or to book an appointment, call our friendly team today on (03) 8001 2044.

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