Menopause. Symptoms

Definition of menopause
Etymology (Greek) means "cessation or arrest" (pause) of the month, or menstrual flow that occurs in the vast majority of women around 45-50 years. Before or after this age there is talk of early or late menopause.

Menopause symptoms
Menopause is characterized by atrophy of the organs of the female genital area (ovaries, uterus, external genitalia, mammary glands). This atrophy is caused by stopping production of the ovaries ovulate monthly, with the disappearance of menstruation and the relaxation of the breast caused by the reduction atrophic mammary gland tissue.

With the end of childbearing age in women, experiencing a number of disorders of physical and psychical, which exacerbated or aggravated by physiological phenomena make menopause within the field of pathology.

Menopausal symptoms in physical appearance:

* The normal menopause, women are as fully reduced and after menses cease
* Atrophy of breast
* Slowly sexual desire decreases
* Waves of heat and redness in the face (flushing)
* Headaches
* Sweating
* Heart palpitations Light crisis
* Sometimes dizziness
* Vaginal dryness
* In many women notice a slight tendency toward obesity

Symptoms of menopause in the psychological aspect
* A degree of irritability
* Sometimes excitement and melancholy

Pathological symptoms of menopause
To talk about menopause is pathological need to become more acute symptoms described above and are accompanied by other severe symptoms due to the alteration of hormonal balance and autonomic tone. In normal menopause these two factors also have a strong imbalance, which gradually disappears as the body adjusts to the new situation.

They are symptoms of abnormal menopause:
* Accented neurovegetative disorders: hot flushes in the face (flushing), sweating too stressed and annoyed
* Heart palpitations can be up to painful
* Obesity too sharp
* Thinning in other cases
* Vaginal dryness increased
* Urinary Incontinence
* Increased blood pressure (hypertension)
* Limited Itching of the external genitalia (vulva)
* Generalized itching all over my body
* Aggravation of neuropsychiatric disorders
  • headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • insomnia rebels
  • Crisis or agitation or distress (depression)
  • or even in some women may have a budding acromegaly, increased activity by hormonal prehipófisis.
  • And in other cases or virilism: growth of hair on the face, with a tendency to develop preferences and trends in the way men think and act. This is due to impaired secretory function of the adrenal cortex.

Symptoms of menopause Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is another major problem associated with menopause pathological, and usually occurs around age 50. During the first 5 years of its inception women lose between 3 and 5% of their bone mass per year, going to lose 1-2% pa thereafter.

This bone loss is due to reduced absorption of dietary calcium and increased bone destruction, both caused by lower estrogen levels. The decalcification causes bones to become fragile and susceptible to fractures.

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