World Menopause Day: Menopause Treatment
The day aims not only to raise awareness about menopause, but also to offer the support options available to improve health and well-being.
Menopause is when the ovaries stop releasing eggs every month and your period stops / you haven’t had a period for 12 months.
Although the average age for menopause is 51, some women may have it earlier.
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Below are the symptoms indicated by webmd.
Irregular or missed periods
Need to pee more often
Dry skin, eyes or mouth
Joint and muscle pain
Changes in libido (libido).
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Lifestyle changes will improve your overall health and may make symptoms easier to tolerate, says menopause.org.
Some of the changes include regular exercise, healthy eating, and psychological treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
You can also try menopausal hormone therapy (MHT), non-hormone therapy, and complementary therapies.
Hormone therapy involves taking drugs to replace hormones that your body no longer makes.
Non-hormonal drugs are approved by the FDA to treat hot flashes.
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