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What Happens In The Stages Of Menopause
End-stage...: In the final stages of copd, the patient is typically bed-bound due to severe shortness of breath present even at rest and which worsens with even minimal activity. They require supplemental oxygen at all times. Eventually, they cannot breathe effectively and they become unconscious due to the build-up of carbon dioxide which they cannot exhale. Then, death occurs. Avoid smoking to prevent this.. ...Read more
There is no final ..: No final page per se, with the array of new drugs, and surgery, most patients will do very well. Enbrel, humira, remicade, (infliximab) and more conventional drugs, either alone, or in combination, can control most patients, without need for surgery! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more
Andropause: In men over 45 testosterone levels can decrease to much lower than they were as young men. This is called andropause. Many men will have fatigue, grumpiness, loss of muscle and stamina, and loss of sex drive. Symptoms should be evaluated for consideration of testosterone replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Survival, but.....: Used to be, the short answer was simply survival risk with stage 1 having the best prognosis and stage IV the worst. While stages 1/2 still have the highest survival rates but improved surgical techniques and chemotherapy and i'd add lifestyle changes, have leveled the playing field greatly. Colon cancer, even advanced is often quite treatable. ...Read more
Cancer and pain: When cancer has progressed to the point it is eroding into other tissues, like nerves, it can be extremely painful and difficult to control. If it has spread to the bones this can also be very painful, like having a broken bone. Radiation is a good tool to use to decrease pain. There are lots of different pain meds that work well too. It's important to stay ahead of the pain, be proactive! ...Read more
See below: When you start your menstrual period, a new egg is developing into a follicle or cyst. This cyst produces estrogen which makes your lining grow. About 2 weeks later, your egg releases. The cyst now produces progesterone. If you dont get pregnant the Progesterone decreases and you start a new menstrual period. If pos pregnant, then no period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty: Girls usually have breast development first, approximately 2 years before they start their periods. The fastest growth time is the 2 years before and 2 years after the beginning of menses. After breast development (which can progress gradually), girls will develop underarm hair and pubic hair. They will start getting more curves, gaining some body fat (which is essential to adequate estrogen). ...Read more
What is metastasis and at what stage during the devolopment of lung cancer does it start to occur?
Distant spread: A tumor is said to have metastasized when it spreads to a distant site through lymphatics or blood vessels. The molecular changes in the tumor associated with ability to metastasize vary with different tumors and are not clearly defined. In some types of lung cancers, metastases can occur even before cancer becomes detectable by x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the stages of cardiomyopathy? And what are the symptoms of each stage? Can it be diagnosed in the early stages?
No stages: There are no stages. It's diagnosed by measuring the ejection fraction (which is the blood ejected in a single beat). Normal is 55%. Less than 55% is cardiomyopathy. Mild, moderate, & severe are often used to describe. There may be no symptoms. Breathlessness with exertion and easy fatiguability are early symptoms. Echocardiography is the test of choice to diagnose it. Cause is looked for next. ...Read more
Subtle: The most common symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 53 and in the stages of menopause, but my vulva feels irritated, no bumps or rash, just a feeling, should i worry about this?
Lowering estrogen: Your estrogen levels are falling during this menopausal stage and as such your vulva is dependent upon the hormone for its; "wellbeing". Have your GYN MD evaluate the vulva to be certain there are no lesions or other infection causes for the irritation. If that is negative and you desire some form of relief from the irritation, ask your MD about topical medication for the same. ...Read more
I was just wondering why does menopause only happen in a women's 40's or 50's and not other ages?
Age of Menopause: The average age of menopause (cessation of menses for one year) is approximately 55 in the U.S. Some women will experience premature ovarian failure much younger, even in their twenties. Women who have a partial hysterectomy will often have earlier ovarian failure than they would have otherwise because of the blood supply to the ovaries being affected. The age is generally the same as her mom. ...Read more
Many things: Early menopause can cause many things to happen. You may feel the effects of low or no estrogen. This can be hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood changes, sleep issues, sexual issues such as desire and vaginal dryness and you will have some long term effects such as thinning of bones and other long term issues. Discuss at length with your pcp/gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bit early to ask: Here it is: menstruationis stop, ovulation does not occur and part of ovaries shut down. Due to lack of estrogen and Progesterone woman has hot flashes, lack of sleep, dry skin, vaginal dryness, cessation of sexual drive, increased loss of cognitive function and so on.. Good news, all that is easily treatable with bio identical hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more
Menopause: Please be more specific about your question. What medication are you taking? ...Read more
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. Symptoms can be treated with both traditional and natural approaches. ...Read more
I am 71 yrs old and have been in menopause since my late 30's. Dryness suddenly elevated and got what I treated as jock itch. What's up?
End of one's period: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation (one's period) for a year. The ovaries have stop releasing eggs (ovulating), and estrogen and Progesterone levels fall off as well. One's period becomes intermittent, vaginal bleeding becomes irregular, and then stops, all over a course of several months. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood and sleep changes, thinning hair, less full breasts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many changes: Most women experience some combination of symptoms including: menstrual irregularities, irritability, mood changes, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. In no particular order or timing. Earliest symptoms can start up to 10 years before menoause. ...Read more
Varies: technically menopause ends with the last period, however you are probably referring to the symptoms of menopause. Symptoms may persists for a few months to several years. It varies tremendously and there is no way to predict for any one individual how long symptoms may persist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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