Menopause - Symptoms And Treatment

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what is Menopause?


  • Love it or hate it, Menopause affects all the women worldwide. The religious opinion for menopause differs drastically. Some people think that it is the sign of purity whereas some have a negative perspective towards it.
  • For most of the women it occurs naturally. The ovaries fail to produce an ovum because they stop the production of female hormones – estrogen and progesterone. Menopause actually means ‘the last menstrual period’.
  • As the term menopause is formed from words Meno and pause, it clearly gives the meaning. ‘Meno’ stands for menstruation and the word ‘pause’ indicates stop. So Menopause means the phase of life in a woman when the menstruation stops. It occurs in the age of 45 to 55 years of age.
  • In terms of Medical Science, it can be defined as the permanent cessation of monthly menstrual cycles. It ceases the functionality of ovaries which are responsible for releasing an ovum. Subsequently the preparation of the uterus for conceiving, shedding of the uterus which is called as menses, is completely stopped.


Menopause Symptoms

Before getting some knowledge about the Menopause Treatment, let us go through main symptoms of Menopause. Following are the main symptoms found:

  • Hot Flashes.
  • Changes in sexual feelings.
  • Insomnia or lack of sleep.
  • Major depression.


Menapause Treatment


  • The Menopause Treatment includes Acupuncture. Acupuncture has been used successfully on millions of women to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and depression. Acupuncture is a famous alternative medicine to traditional health care.
  • Proper Dietary recommendations will help the symptoms to cool down naturally.


Medications For Menopause

One of the famous medication used in the treatment is Premarin (Conjugated Estrogen) tablet. It has a unique discovery. The Premarin pill is derived from pregnant mare’s urine and hence the name. The mare is usually an adult female horse. That makes it natural but the amount of estrogen in the horses is very high as compared to humans. So it should be taken in ideal measurements or appropriate dosage. If it is not taken as per the doctor’s prescription it might have serious side effects.


Premarin tablet should not be used in following cases:

  • If you have heavy vaginal bleeding .
  • Had a history of Uterine or breast cancer.
  • Have some problems related to heart, liver.


Premarin (Conjugated Estrogen tablets) is a prescription medication used after menopause. It helps to get rid of the symptoms of Menopause. Remember it is a medication; hence it will also have side effects. Hence, use it carefully.


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This article was published on 2012/04/05