What is menopause?
A woman undergoing menopause has reached a natural stage in her life when menstrual periods stop, the ovaries stop producing eggs, and the production of female hormones decreases. Menopause occurs between 40 and 55 years of age.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
Common symptoms of menopause include absent menstrual periods, hot flashes, excessive sweating, mood changes, vaginal dryness, constipation, decreased sex drive, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea, depression, nausea, vaginal itching, and urinary incontinence.
How does the doctor treat menopause?
General treatment for a woman with menopause includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, avoiding exposure to heat, avoiding alcohol, calcium supplements, and weight reduction for those who are overweight. Treatment for menopause may also include estrogen hormone replacement therapy, as well as medications that reduce the risk for osteoporosis.
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