Postmenopause is the time after a woman's menstrual periods have ceased completely. Women may have some questions about what to expect during this time in their lives, and this site seeks to provide answers.
Please keep reading to discover more about the difference between postmenopause and menopause, the different hormones involved in postmenopause, the symptoms of postmenopause, and how to treat those symptoms.
Postmenopause can be a difficult and worrying time for many women. This article advises on who a woman can talk to seek reassurance and support. For any physical signs or symptoms that you may find worrying, you should seek the advice of your doctor. For emotional support your partner and friends can be invaluable.
Causes of Post Menopause
Postmenopause is caused by the same hormonal changes and external factors that cause the other stages of menopause. Also, postmenopause can be triggered by other factors:
Internal factors. Fluctuations in hormones like estrogen and progesterone are at the very foundation of postmenopause and may occur naturally.
External factors. Brought on by a trigger, such as an illness or surgery.
These hormone changes that cause postmenopause are complex and can be more than a bit confusing. Please click on the following link to learn more about postmenopause causes, or continue reading to discover the symptoms of postmenopause.
Menstruation stops at menopause; however, some women will go on to experience bleeding during postmenopause, which can be disconcerting. This article describes six of the causes of postmenopausal bleeding, including hormone replacement therapy, cervical polyps or stress, and recommendations for what to do if you suspect you have postmenopausal bleeding.
Post Menopause Symptoms
Often, women are led to believe that all the uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause disappear once postmenopause begins. This however, is not always the case, and the symptoms some women may experience when they are postmenopausal are very similar to those they are already familiar with.
Post menopause symptoms include:
• Vaginal dryness and itching
• Weight gain
• Stress incontinence
• Urinary tract infections
• Hot flashes
Please click on the following link to learn more about all the postmenopause symptoms or continue reading to learn about different treatments.
Many women look forward to seeing the back of menopausal symptoms; however, some of these symptoms continue into postmenopause. Find information in this article about which menopausal symptoms are prevalent during postmenopause, including hot flashes, irregular periods and vaginal dryness, the hormonal reasons for these, and how to get rid of these symptoms for good.
Post Menopause Treatments
Treatment for postmenopause symptoms can vary, and there are three distinct levels of treatment intensity. These different levels are:
These can include changes such as reducing stress, exercising more frequently, and eating a postmenopause-friendly diet rich in calcium and other essential nutrients.
Ranging from acupuncture and hypnosis to the more common herbal remedies, many women find that combining these with lifestyle changes makes a significant positive impact on their lives.
This is the most common form of treatment in the United States and usually involves some form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Women might need to experiment with their treatments before finding one that works for their symptoms and lifestyle, but many women find that a combination of lifestyle changes and alternative medicines work wonderfully. Please click on the link to learn more about the different treatments for treatments for postmenopause.
Not only is osteoporosis one of the menopausal symptoms that continues into postmenopause, but the risk of developing it increases with age. This article offers advice about how to keep bones healthy during postmenopause, through diet, including fish and nuts; exercise, like strength training; and boosting general wellness with supplements.