Menopause is one of health problem that older people will face. When said this word, many people worried that they get this disease. Maybe some of you didn’t know the menopause definition. So I’ll explain it.
What is Menopause
Menopause is the state of an absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. If a woman has not had her menopause for one year, she is than said to have reached menopause. Menopause is associated with reduced functioning of the ovaries due to aging, resulting in lower levels of estrogen and other hormones. It marks the permanent end of fertility
Most of women will enter menopause phase in 50 but there’s many cases the women in early 40s get menopause. It is uncommon process but it can happen to women that have family history of early menopause, those who smoke and those who have undergone chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The early menopause will also increase the risk of stroke and heart disease.
1. A change in periods – shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with more or less time in between
2. Hot flashes and/or night sweats
3. Trouble sleeping
4. Vaginal dryness
5. Mood swings
6. Trouble focusing
7. Less hair on head, more on face
Early Menopause cause heart disease
The study from University of Alabama found that menopause women may have more risk to having a stroke or heart attack based on 2,500 correspondent.
However, the researcher can’t conclude the early menopause causes the heart and stroke disease but from their finding, the possible age at menopause are more likely risk to get the disease.