Menopause: The 50s Are the New 30s!

When women reach menopause, i.e. climax, they begin to notice various changes, such as hot flashes, insomnia, mood changes, irritation, poor concentration, depression; moreover, they cannot enjoy intercourse because their vaginal mucus membrane is dry, and they experience genitalia infections…

Women do not enter menopause directly. Before this period, there is the period of perimenopause that occurs several years before the last menstruation. As previously mentioned, there are numerous changes in the organism- the hormones do not work as usual; there is no ovulation, irregular menstruation and frequent bleeding appear. Since there is not enough estrogen, there are other changes in the metabolism, in the skin, mood, etc.

Menopause usually occurs between 48 and 50. However, some women enter climax very early, around 42-43, and even 40. When will the menopause occur, mainly depends on genetics, way of life, stress and other circumstances that followed them through life. Thanks to the hormone replacement therapy, young women today can prevent early climax. However, in order for this therapy to achieve its maximum effect, it is very important that women consult a gynecologist on time. The first symptoms for early climax are irregular menstrual cycle, lack of menstruation or irregular bleeding. Moreover, if you want to stop sudden skin aging, you need to intake enough liquid such as water, mineral water and tea. Non-alcoholic drinks with additional sugar are not recommended due to the high content of orthophosphate acid which has a harmful effect on bone health, and due to the high content of caffeine, it negatively affects blood pressure and sleep.

The most noticeable symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, redness and sweating. The hot flashes appear as a consequence of lack of estrogen which is very low during menopause, and the above listed symptoms are even more increased. Usually, this period is followed by depressions of organic nature since there are receptors in the brain which react to estrogen, so when this hormone is gone, depression crises appear.

There is a symptom which is a common sign of menopause, but it is not enough mentioned and that is the dryness of the vagina. Furthermore, due to the lack of estrogen, the vaginal mucus membrane becomes dryer and thinner. In this situation, a woman is more prone to infections, which she had not experienced previously. What’s more, the infections appear because of the thin mucus membrane and the change in pH factor i.e. vaginal and urinary tract acidity. However, if you experience such an infection, antibiotics are not recommended.

Believe it or not, if it is experienced in the right way and all the difficulties are eliminated, this period can be exceptionally beautiful one for women. During menopause, women are released from fear of unwanted pregnancy, due to which they can enjoy intercourse freely. Besides, nowadays, the rule that the 50s are the new 30s applies since human era is prolonged due to quality of life. What’s more, healthy nutrition and numerous treatments enable women in their 50s to feel young and willing to live their lives to the fullest. Although menopause leads to decrease in libido, women can absolutely enjoy intercourse, even if they experiences problems with dry vaginal mucus membrane. Moreover, moistening of the vaginal mucus membrane is not something impossible, since there is a solution. All pharmacies sell numerous lubricants, i.e. products for moistening of the vaginal wall. Additionally, there are also a lot of gels, creams and similar products which are not harmful for your health as well as various plant-based products.

The most common misapprehension is that in menopause the estrogen can be compensated through nutrition. This includes the phytoestrogens, plant hormones which contain isoflavones and lignans that the bowel flora turns into shapes similar to estrogen. Phytoestrogens can have significant effect in the prevention of breast cancer, but until now, there are not any positive effects of phytoestrogens in the nutrition of women during menopause. In fact, during this period, food can not compensate for the lack of estrogen. However, in order to be in good health during menopause, the nutrition should be based on whole grain ingredients, higher amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat, dairy products, and small amounts of good quality oil, and the food needs to be boiled or grilled.

The secretion of the main women sexual hormone estradiol decreases during menopause, and needs to be compensated in some way. Most of the unwanted effects that women complained about during hormonal intake have been overcome. Instead, small dosages of hormonal products, often accompanied with drospirenone or natural progesterone, are taken and there is no weight gain, feeling of flatulence, whereas the skin and hair are nicer.

A lot of women experience high blood pressure during menopause, as a consequence of the decrease in estrogen. During hormone therapy, the blood pressure regulates. Moreover, contemporary therapy is ideal for women who suffer from menopause symptoms, and in the same time it is the best prevention for osteoporosis and urogenital atrophy. What’s more, it improves the overall look and health of elder women.

When a woman approaches menopause, she experiences numerous biological changes. Therefore, it means that she will need to weigh and control her body weight regularly, be more physically active than before, stop smoking and consuming alcohol and, of course, take combined hormonal therapy.