Welcome to Fitgenetix young forever series on Menopause.
Overall, the goal of this series would be to provide women with comprehensive information about menopause, including its causes, symptoms, and available management options. In addressing a range of topics, we hope to help women feel more informed and empowered to manage their menopausal symptoms and maintain their overall health and wellbeing during this transition. Here are some of the topics we are going to discuss. Understanding Menopause, managing symptoms, lifestyle changes and medical interventions.
Let’s start with what is menopause and why does it happen?
Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, although it can happen earlier or later. Menopause is officially diagnosed after a woman has gone without a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. During menopause, a woman’s body produces less estrogen and progesterone, the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle and contribute to fertility. As a result, women may experience a range of symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, and vaginal dryness. While menopause is a natural part of aging, certain factors can contribute to earlier onset or more severe symptoms. These include smoking, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and certain medical conditions or surgeries that affect the ovaries. Understanding menopause and its causes is an important first step in managing the physical and emotional changes that come with this transition.