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How To Delay Menopause
Nope: Taking hormone replacement will not delay menopause. This will happen regardless of which hormones are taken. Hrt will however mask the symptoms of menopause or delay symptoms because you are replacing the hormones your body no longer makes. An analogy is a diabetic who has normal blood sugars with insulin...Still diabetic, right? ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
I am 48 years old and I had my first sexual experience at age 43 I have not had any signs of menopause doest the lateness in sexual activity delay menopause symptoms?
Can I put off menopause to try to get pregnant? I didn't think I wanted children, but now that I have found the right partner we are thinking about trying to get pregnant. However, I'm worried at 44 I'm too close to menopause. Is there a way to delay it?
There is no way to delay menopause. Schedule a visit with your gynecologist, lab tests can be done to check your hormone levels to determine your fertility. Be aware that if you become pregnant you are considered ama (advanced maternal age) which places your baby at a higher risk for chromosomal disorders such as down's syndrome. There are ways to determine if your baby is healthy while in utero (amniocentesis). Your doctor will be able to explain all your options and risks in great detail.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I'm 45 yrs old. My last period is may 2nd. After that I have no period. I period is always on time. Never delay. So I went to the dr. They gave me the urine test for pregnancy. It was came Negetive. They told me maybe I was in pre menopause. But l?
If you did not have sex since your last period, the lack of periods suggests peri-menipause. However, to be safe you should practice contraception, if you have sex, for one year since the last period.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more
Menopause: Is one year without menses due to loss of estrogen production from the ovary. Average age is 52 but sx leading up to this can last 5 yrs. It can range from heavy, irregular bleeding to spacing and gradual loss of menses. Hormonal fluctuations can range from an occasional hot flashes to severe flashes creating insomnia and mood problems. See peimenopause, good luc. ...Read more
Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55.
If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can.
Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more
Age-ist stereotyping: Menopause is the end of periods (for 1 yr) due to decline in functioning of the ovaries over many years. Around then other symptoms may occur due to disease, 'passage of time' or changes in endocrine glands, eg, thyroid. They're not reasons to mock, treat women poorly at home or on the job. Seeing gyn provider is a good start to sort out what is occurring and what to do to improve, maintain health. ...Read more
"Hot Flashes": Hot flashes are the main complaint of menopausal women. This is a flushing sensation usually accompanied by "drenching" sweats and a sensation of "hotness" due to a lack of estrogen. Other symptoms include scant or irregular menses progressing to absence of menses. Vaginal dryness is also a sign of menopause. Libido may change as well. If concerned see your pcp or gynecologist. They can help. ...Read more
Hot flashes: The most common first symptom of aapproaching menopause is so called flashes or flushing. Warmth which is sudden, often at night, often brought on by stress and frequently experienced at night during sleep. Usually felt over the face, neck and upper torso. Lasts minutes. May be episodic but recur often. Menstrual irregularity typically comes later. ...Read more
Menopause occurs: 1 year after last period. However, when perimenopausal (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in middle of night sweating heavily; lack of concentration, dryness of vaginal tissue; fatigue, hair loss, dizziness, wt gain, bloating, incontinence, irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings, irritability ; v libido. In us, ave. Age for menopause. ...Read more
Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes:
http://www. Cascadewomenshealth. Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing. Pdf. ...Read more
Many: The most common symptoms are hot flashes, mood changes, skin and hair dryness, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, rapid heart rate (rare), anxiety, sleep disturbances, remember, most do great with menopause and not everyone has symptoms. I list many of these, along with treatment options in my book, a woman's guide to hormone health. ...Read more
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