Women's Health

All of you are very familiar with the saying that "health is wealth". It is applied to all individuals regardless of their age, gender, social status and health etc was a very important issue for all individuals. And when it comes to women's health, there are many questions to be asked.


There are a lot of issues when we talk about women's health, out of those important issues were most often experienced by all women discussed here.


MENOPAUSE:


OVERVIEW:
Every woman experiencing menopause natural phenomenon. Menopause is a natural process where there is a permanent cessation of the menstrual cycle and normal function of reproduction. Most women undergo this stage after 40 years of life but the normal age range is between 45-55 years old.


CAUSES OF MENOPAUSE:


NATURAL MENOPAUSE:
This is the permanent end of the menstrual cycle due to normal changes in the reproductive system and hormones of the body. Natural Menopause in women is described in three stages;


Perimenopause begins several years before menopause because it reduces the secretion of sex hormones of the female reproductive organs. The second stage is the actual menopause, in which reproductive organs really stop the release of gametes and the secretion of female hormones. It is diagnosed when there is no menstruation for about 12 months. And the last stage is the post-menopause years after menopause, where signs of menopause go but there is a risk of health problems.


Surgical MENOPAUSE:


In this case there is surgical removal of reproductive organs and women practice the signs and symptoms of menopause.


CANCER chemotherapy and radition THERAPY:


When the woman took the treatment of cancer located near the reproductive organs can also lead to menopause. In this case, menopause symptoms begin during treatment or following treatment.


SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE:


Most of the symptoms of menopause is that it lacks female sex hormones, these symptoms include hot flashes, the rate of increase in pulse, depression, anxiety, mood swing, sleep disorders, breaking bones, joint pain and back, the skin wrinkles and thins.


OSTEOPOROSIS:


OVERVIEW:
Osteoporosis is a bone disorder that is weakening the bone so that the high risk of breaking. Broken bones are known as broken bones and most often occurs in the hip, wrist and spine. (6) usually appear after menopause in which there is a reduction in female sex hormones that are involved in bone formation.


RISK FACTORS:


There is no single cause for osteoporosis, but risk factors can play an important role in the breakdown of bone. These include;


AGING: the risk of fracture increases with age.
FAMILY HISTORY of BONE PROBLEMS: particularly if the mother had a hip fracture.
LOW CALCIUM INTAKE: since calcium plays an important role in the formation of bones


Calcium deficiencies can be addressed by taking supplements.
EXCESSIVE INTAKE of ALCOHOL and caffeine: i.e. 2 drinks per day and more than 4 cups of coffee, tea and soft drinks.
PREMATURE MENOPAUSE: i.e. before age 40.
REDUCE WEIGHT: less than 125 pounds.


SYMPTOMS:
Usually women do not know that she has osteoporosis until a fracture occurs, but some of the symptoms of back pain, gradual reduction in altitude is accompanied by posture bowing and fractures of the wrist, hip and backbone.


COMPLICATIONS:
Fractures due to osteoporosis are very painful and take months to fix. In many conditions, pain disappears when healing is complete. If the pain continues after healing it is referred to as chronic pain and due to a fracture of the spine. What ever the cause of this pain but the feeling of disorder, anger and fear make it more intense.


LIVER PROBLEMS:


OVERVIEW:
Heart problems infrequent in women before menopause who do not have high blood pressure, diabetes and excessive fat in the blood compared to man.Menopause occurs As the risk of heart problems is becoming similar to that of men.


CAUSES OF HEART PROBLEMS:
It has been proven that the shortage of female sex hormones may increase the risk of cardiovascular disorders. Because of the lack of this hormone, balancing a normal good and bad cholesterol levels and blood flow is compromised which resulted in heart problems in women after the menopause.


SYMPTOMS:
Generally there is an increased likelihood of chest pain and heart attacks due to the thickening of the walls of the vessels due to the deposition of fat and the formation of blood clots and narrowing of the blood vessels and a reduction in blood flow to the heart.


TREATMENT:
To reduce the symptoms of menopause hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective treatment. In addition to this, certain herbs and dietary supplements such as alfalfa, soybeans, flax seed oil and olive oil helps in improving the symptoms of menopause.