causes of artificial menopause


  • The concept and the reasons for treatment
  • The danger caused by artificially stopping hormones?
  • Late symptoms
  • How to ease their condition?
  • Practical advice

In the life of every woman there is a place 5 and forms: birth, menstruation, motherhood, menopause, and death. Year after year, they replace each other, accompanying our life cycle. This process is perfectly natural, the way nature intended, and menopause or menopause - its usual components.
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The concept and the reasons for treatment

With age, the sex hormones estrogen women stop producing, and there comes menopause. However, sometimes the process is deliberately provoked by doctors. Such actions are called artificial menopause. It is characterized by deliberate stoppage physicians ovarian function, leading to the cessation of estrogen hormones. Artificial menopause - is one way to treat uterine fibroids, endometriosis, bleeding.

Artificial menopause and operations are considered partial or complete removal of the ovaries, uterus, side effects of chemotherapy or radiation exposure. Stopping of menstruation in most cases temporary and reversible. Upon completion of the course of treatment, which often lasts for up to six months, renewed monthly and a woman's body can function in a natural mode.

Artificial menopause - a complex process, both physiologically and psychologically, and therefore requires the maximum of information and support for patients, since the treatment, especially out of it are very difficult and uncomfortable period.

So, what can cause the need for targeted interventions in the natural female cycle? The most frequent cause of global and bilateral oophorectomy doctors call cancer. It can manifest itself in the endometrium, the degeneration of the cervix or ovaries directly. Among the less dangerous culprits mentioned uterine fibroids, a vast purulent lesion appendages, some forms of endometriosis.

When off production of sex hormones, foci atrophy and reduced. Artificial menopause appears in the minutes of IVF because of the similarity of states. This method is certainly not the most pleasant, but effective enough, he was appointed for a period of 2-6 months. For less than 60 days and more than 180 are considered to be inappropriate for treatment.

 Consultation with a doctor
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The danger caused by artificially stopping hormones?

Natural menopause reduces the level of estrogen gradually, allowing the body time to adapt to the new condition of life without hormones. Artificial method involves the decline in output: during the day the amount of hormones drops almost to zero. The body simply does not have time to adapt, it receives the stress, shock, and women have to face with all the charms postovariectomy. These symptoms are similar to menopause, but occur in more severe:

  • tides, or, to speak scientifically, autonomic crises,
  • sleep disorder
  • headache,
  • aggression or depressed mood,
  • muscle and joint pain,
  • a sharp decline in libido,
  • dryness of the vaginal mucosa and as a result, discomfort during intercourse,
  • changing the state of hair, nails, skin,
  • spotting,
  • reducing the size of the sex glands,
  • genitourinary pain
  • aggravation of skin, nervous and cardiovascular diseases.

But do not be afraid of strong side effects. This list - is a set of all possible manifestations in different patients. It is unlikely that all the signs of full play to you. But you should not underestimate the danger. According to statistics, 60% of women have heavy for artificial menopause, 26% - a moderate, and 14% - lung. Please note that not all syndromes manifest themselves immediately. Doctors distinguish early and late manifestations.

By the early include hot flashes and night sweats. They are characterized by 70-80% of patients. Hot flashes may be single or frequent to 20-30 times a day. About 20% of women seizures disappear one year after surgery, the others may suffer them 3-5, and even more years. Often women have headaches, heart palpitations, dizzy spells, "star" in front of the eyes. There are mood swings, irritability, and lack of balance, sleep and appetite, fatigue and reduced work capacity.

 One of the reasons may be an artificial menopause cancer egg
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Late symptoms

By later symptoms that generally occur in several months after operation refers skin aging. Estrogens - not only sex hormones, they also affect the production of collagen and elastin, which confer our skin tone. Lack of these components reduces the elasticity of the skin, making it dry and thinning. Wrinkles, hair and nails become brittle. Estrogen deficiency affects the operation of the urinary tract. Without sexual hormones the mucous urethra and bladder thins, weakens the ligaments and muscles of the perineum, so many women complain of frequent urination, incontinence, pain and infection.

Estrogens are known and their cardioprotective effect: Adjust the level of glucose and cholesterol obstacle spasms of blood vessels, prevent blood clots and atherosclerotic plaques. Termination of estrogen increases the incidence of vascular disease and heart by 2-4 times. After surgery, reduced bone density is observed leaching of calcium from the female body.

There may be pain in the joints, especially in the lumbar and thoracic spine. Often, patients pay attention to the changing nature of the deposition of fat in the body, he often settles on the hips and buttocks, cellulite increases. Artificial menopause contributes to weight gain, although this factor, many doctors refer to a decrease in thyroid function, an increase in food intake and reduced physical activity.
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How to ease their condition?

Very much at the exit of artificial menopause depends not only on the individual characteristics of the organism or the age of the woman, but also on the psychological mood and nervous condition. Pep and a positive attitude will help you and your family through this difficult period with minimal losses, without disturbances and abnormalities. First, adjust your diet as much as possible in favor of the proper and healthy eating. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, grains, if we consume fat, it is only useful: fish, olive and other vegetable oils, cold pressed, high-quality dairy products.

Avoid fast carbohydrates such as potatoes, white bread, sweets. Drink plenty of fluids, better pure water instead of tea or coffee. Do not let the feeling of thirst. Smoking and alcohol are actively promotes a rush, so on them should be abandoned. Warm up and throw in the heat and can warm food, fried, smoked, spicy and fatty, so be careful.

Tides can be called as a hot drink, so to facilitate the attack of sweating and heat, drink a glass of cool water. Monitor your body, watch the causal relationships that are in his favor, and that makes you feel worse. Try to avoid stress and do not be nervous, take time for a pleasant and favorite things: a walk in the fresh air, read a book, watch your favorite movie, chat with friends and family. Fill your life the most pleasant things to keep a good mood and alertness. You can play sports, not weightlifting. Pilates, swimming, yoga, health path - the most suitable.

 Yoga can help alleviate the condition
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Practical advice

Review your wardrobe. Better wear during this period, natural fabric, such as linen, silk and cotton. A good choice would be a multi-layer ensemble, with jackets, cardigans or jackets. At high tide, you can easily remove excess clothes. Make sure that your clothes are not squeezed and do not hesitate, especially during sleep, as the tides tend to plague women at night.

Spread cotton underwear on the bed, pick a comfortable blanket, ventilate the room before going to bed. Do not be redundant and special moisturizers in the apartment, especially if you have dry skin. It is better to avoid overheating, so do not lie too long in the bathroom, not Kuta unnecessarily. In this state a little too cold better than heat.

During this period will be appropriate calcium and vitamin D3, so that the first is better absorbed. If you are irritated by dryness of the vaginal mucosa, start to use special lubricants during intercourse, focusing on the romantic element: environment, affection, foreplay. If your emotional state is unstable, you can take a soothing herbal remedies such as valerian, Leonurus, and others based on them. In this case, you should definitely consult a doctor.

Keep in mind that the whole homeopathy has a cumulative effect and does not act immediately. Of great importance is the regular intake of such drugs, not only in the pumped and stressful environment. Be sure to take hormone replacement drugs, or phytoestrogen that the doctor will prescribe (Chi-Klim, Divigel, Klimadinon, Proginova, Remens or other).

After successful treatment of the reproductive function of the female body is restored. Usually, menstruation comes in 10-16 weeks after the last injection, but do not blindly attached to strings. Every woman they are individual, depending on age, condition of the body and many other factors. Regarding the real test for hormones is possible in a few months.

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