Menopause is the point at which women stop ovulating. It happens when the ovaries stop releasing ovum usually a gradual process. Experiencing Menopause’ is experiencing a transition in life for a woman. No more periods, no more child-bearing, no more milk producing capability are but some of the things that immediately hits a woman. Menopause is a natural hormone (estrogen) deficient state that occurs at the age of 45-55 years. After the age of 40 years, ovaries reduce their production of sex hormones. As a result, the menses as well as other body functions are disturbed. Finally the menses cease permanently.
Post-menopausal women, especially Caucasian women of European descent, are at increased risk of osteoporosis. One for this risk is the dramatic change in female sex hormone levels that occurs: These hormones play a major role in female skeletal development and changes lead to an acceleration of bone mass loss rate. Several generations ago, few women lived beyond menopause. Today, you may spend as much as half of your life after menopause.
Cause of Menopause
Menopause begins naturally when your ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone. During your reproductive years, these hormones regulate your monthly cycles of ovulation and menstruation. Menopause occurs when the ovaries no longer produce an egg every month and menstruation stops. But, some women can experience menopause early, either as a result of a surgical intervention, such as hysterectomy, or damage to the ovaries, such as from chemotherapy.
Menopause increases risk factors for other health conditions. When a woman stops producing female hormones naturally, she loses the possible protective effects of those hormones. For example, her rate of bone loss speeds up, making broken bones more likely. Her risk of heart disease also increases, partly due to higher cholesterol levels that occur after the production of female hormones stops.
Home Remedies for Menopause
*Take black cohosh, damiana, don quai, ginseng, life root, motherwort, passion flower, and sarsparilla to balance hormone levels and alleviate symptoms.
*Boil a teaspoon of carrot seeds in a cup of milk for about 10 minutes and drink the mixture once a day.
*Vitamin D and magnesium are essential for the assimilation of calcium.
*You should also be taken special supplements of vitamin C, B6 and pantothenic acid.
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29 September 2008 at 3:54
I’ve learned a lot by reading the articles at womentowomen.com. Really try to change your diet by dropping sugar, increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, exercising, and taking Omega-3 might be all you need! Check out this “Test Your Menopause I.Q.” quiz: http://www.womentowomen.com/community/survey/testyourmenopauseiq.aspx