Menopausal hormone use (sometimes referred to as hormone replacement therapy or postmenopausal hormone use) usually involves treatment with either estrogen alone or a combination of estrogen with progesterone or progestin, a synthetic hormone with effects similar to those of progesterone.
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Menopause Symptoms Relief
Menopause is a time of dramatic physical and emotional changes in a woman's life. Most women have lots of questions and concerns about symptoms and how to relieve them using conventional and alternative/complementary methods. Emaxhealth reporters bring you the most up-to-date information on how to cope and live with menopause and all of its facets.
Not all women experience menopause in the same way. For some, menopause can bring on an array of uncomfortable symptoms. Others may experience few discomforts and are happy to no longer have periods. This handout has been prepared to help you manage the most common changes of menopause.
It is a known fact that postmenopausal women are more likely to have osteoporosis and therefore are at higher risk of breaking their wrists, hips and backbones. This is because at menopause, a woman's estrogen level falls dramatically, and she usually loses bone more quickly. During the first five years after menopause, a woman loses 3 to 5 per cent of her bone mass a year.
Millions of middle-aged and older women have been forced into an unnecessary state of alarm and bewilderment. The reason: the hormone therapy they had come to rely on to protect their bones, regulate their body temperature, mood, sleep and sex life was suddenly perceived as a danger to their health.
Menopause is not a disease. It is a natural process in a woman's life. Menopause is a unique experience for every woman. It is the ending of a woman's monthly menstrual periods and ovulation. It also signals other changes to the body and mind, brought on in part because the body begins producing lesser amounts of the hormones estrogen and progesterone (among others).