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May 13, 2016 at 4:59 am

Menopause is a complex medical issue for women.  It is usually experienced when a woman becomes older or when she has gone through surgery (hysterectomy or oophorectomy) or have had some other type of medical procedure like chemotherapy.  The question is what exactly can women utilize to combat the symptoms of menopause?  The most popular treatment would be hormone replacement.  Hormone replacement therapies like estrogen and progesterone.  These hormones are those which are females and regulate and develop a woman’s reproductive system.  But here is the catch.  Once a woman begins to experience menopause and she is put on hormone replacement medications, she can only take them for a certain period of time as they are known to cause cancer.  Another downside to all of this is the surgical procedures hysterectomy and oophorectomy;  this surgery induces menopause.   Chemotherapy is another that is said to bring on menopause in women.   With menopause the menstrual cycle stops immediately.   So is it advantageous for women to take these hormonal meds or is there a more effective way to combat symptoms that are associated with menopause like hot flashes, weight gain, mood changes, irregular periods and the list can go on and on.  Some may say that herbal products are the best way to go; black cohosh, green tea and ginseng.  Others have recommended vitamins such as multivitamins especially those that may prevent other symptoms from occurring like thinning hair, lose of bone density, lose of skin elasticity and skin problems.  Women seem to face extremely challenging issues when it comes to women’s health and fitness.

With all of the symptoms that some women face during menopause, it has even become an issue psychologically.  There have been true stories told about some women who have gone through menopause so horribly that some have created a environment in which it affected a relationship; whether it be with a significant other or other family members.  Can menopause really have an effect on one’s mood to the point of it ruining a relationship?  There has also been an extreme case where one woman killed her husband and when she appeared before the judge she blamed it on her menopausal state and did not serve time in jail but instead was put into an mental institution until she was well.

It would be very interesting to hear other’s thoughts on the topic.  Hopefully physicians and/or scientists can produce something that can completely alleviate this problem for women.

May 13, 2016 at 6:50 am

Two and a half years ago, I had to have a hysterectomy because of issues and pain I was having from endometriosis that I was diagnosed with after having my children. Before my hysterectomy, I experienced hot flashes, mood swings, and other symptoms that I thought were menopause even though my doctor told me I was too young. So I was like okay. Anyway, after I had the surgery, it was like someone turned the heat off. I was cold all of the time and if you asked someone who knows me then you would think I was crazy. People that I worked with would stop in their tracks if I said “I’m cold.”

I was on hormone therapy and it was patches that you would leave on for a few days and then take it off and put on a new one. If I took it off, I would forget to put one back on and vice versa. So I just stopped using it altogether. I take calcium supplement so that I do not get osteoporosis and I have to have a bone density test every 2 years. I have no symptoms of menopause even to this day since my surgery. I am backwards, but I don’t like to be like everyone else, I guess. 🙂

I have heard that Black Cohosh does work, but you have to be careful as it can interfere with other medications.  There are other types of natural remedies for menopause too. The best bet would be to ask your doctor for a recommendation.

September 13, 2016 at 10:28 pm

Oohhgoodness I ha e had so many things about menopause and sometimes it scares me to think that I am also headed that way. Sometimes I feel like women were created with so many problems but again God   helps us through those problems. The symptoms that come with menopause are quite many, i remember my sister was out on some medication after surgery which caused her to have the menopause symptoms that lasted for close to 3 months. The medication was so expensive and it have her so much discomfort but she had no choice but to go through it. She would get hold swings all the time, the hot flashes kept coming and disappearing its really not a nice place to be in and if there was a permanent solution to stop women from going through this it would really be helpful