What is Menopause?

What is menopause that worries older women in particular? What are the symptoms? Here you can find everything you want to know about menopause.

Prof. Dr. Ulun ULUĞ
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What is menopause and what are its symptoms?

What is menopause, which is one of the most fearful dreams of older women, usually seen between the ages of 45 and 55? What are the symptoms? This situation, which brings with it many problems, is faced with anxiety by all women.

What is menopause?

To answer this question, let's first clarify what menopause is not. It occurs in women in old age, yes, but it is never a sign of old age. Menopause, which should be called the maturity period, indicates that the bleeding that occurs during the menstrual period is exhausted. During these periods, the estrogen hormone function in the ovaries decreases and after a short time it stops completely. Menopause can often be confused with depression. For this reason, women over the age of 35 who experience long menstrual interruptions should definitely go to the doctor in case of problems that may occur later. At the same time, women over the age of 35 should go into a detailed research and consult a doctor if necessary. Being conscious aboutthesubject in advance will help to overcome the problems that may be experienced during this period. From what age is it seen?

According to the researches, it covers the group over the age of 45 in Turkey. According to research by experts, age varies from country to country, indicating that the age of menopause may be inherited. On the other hand, if women under the age of 35 experience menstrual cessation, it is called early menopause. It can occur before the age of 35, as well as after the age of 55 in some cases. Experts say that menopause periods in women over 55 can open the door to uterine cancer.

Menopause Symptoms

Unbalanced and painful menstrual periods can be considered as the beginning. Because of the decrease in estrogen, some changes occur in the body. While some women have only cessation of menstruation, some women have other symptoms as well. Women over the age of 45 should consult a doctor before looking for psychological reasons for these symptoms. Because these types of symptoms can lead to heart diseases.

Main symptoms: Hot flashes, insomnia, palpitations, nervousness, forgetfulness, fatigue, joint pain, sudden mood changes, vaginal dryness, pain during sexual intercourse, concentration disorders

Effects on Sexuality

There may be atrophic changes in the genitals due to body changes. Because of these changes, complaints of pain and bleeding can be seen during sexual intercourse. However, these complaints can be treated if a doctor is consulted.

Changes in a woman's sexual life

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Dryness in the vagina
  • Difficulty experiencing orgasm
  • Decreased sensitivity in the genital area
  • Decreased sexual desire

The main reason for the changes in this period is the decreasing estrogen hormone.

Attention to Uterine Cancer!

With the changing structure of the body, some diseases may come along. For this reason, women in this period should have a gynecological examination every 6 months against possible diseases, and smear, mammography and hormonal tests should not be disrupted even once a year.

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