Menopause Research Paper

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Menopause is not a disease or disorder but a natural part of aging in women. Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation for 12 months and occurs on average in woman of 51 years of age but can happen earlier or later in a women’s life depending on a variety of factors (35-60 years); it can be broken up into stages: Pre-menopause – From the onset of puberty to menopause Perimenopause-the transition period into/before menopause; most symptoms of this hormonal decline period is present here. Menopause- A woman is in her menopause stage when she has missed 12 months of menstruation. Post menopause- this is the time after the 12 months of no menstruation. Perimenopause symptoms can still occur. During this stage women are more prone to heart…show more content…
Thus treatment for menopause would mainly be to ease uncomfortable or severe symptoms. The modern treatment of menopause is mainly Hormone Therapy. Hormone replacement treatment (HRT) can be used to control the symptoms of menopause. A mixture of the hormones oestrogen and progestin are given to women in varying dosage according to each woman, it can be administrated in casual form, spray, cream, tablet form and transdermal form ( most women prefer the later as it is more effective and goes straight to the source targeted). The downside of HRT is that it increases heart attack, stroke and breast cancer risks in women the longer it is used. Low doses of oestrogen and progestin in vaginal creams, capsules or rings can be used by women to relieve vaginal symptoms. A vaginal ring can also be inserted into a woman for beneficial treatment if symptoms are severe. Depending on how far menopause is and if the woman still has her uterus and ovaries; the hormones will be administrated accordingly to each woman, sometimes together and sometimes only one is
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