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What should women expect after menopause?

Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra

Obstetrician
Infertility Specialist
Gynecologist
Many women know what to expect when their ovaries stop producing eggs and their menstrual cycles come to a stop. However, they have little idea about what happens to their bodies after menopause. Now, their bodies transition into a non-child bearing state and that can impact their health dramatically. After menopause, several women still continue to experience the irksome symptoms of menopause like mood swings and hot flashes. Sometimes, the sweats and hot flashes can last up to eight years. In some cases, the signs actually get worse during perimenopause as their body’s estrogen levels decrease. Replenishing the missing estrogen within the body requires medication; otherwise, the night sweats and hot flashes may continue unabated. But women who are administered hormone replacement therapy actually discover that their hot flashes start up once more when they stop taking the drugs. So, women who take hormones until the age of 70 will begin getting hot flashes as soon as they stop. Non-hormonal treatments for relieving the symptoms of menopause involve certain antidepressants. However, the easiest way to control the symptoms is to maintain good health. If you maintain proper eating habits, get sufficient sleep during the night, exercise regularly, you will stay tough and resist the changes that women go through after their estrogen levels drop. Many women know what to expect when ovaries stop producing eggs and their menstrual cycles come to a stop. However, they have little idea about what happens to their bodies after menopause. Now, your body transitions into a non-child bearing state and that can impact your health dramatically. After menopause, several women still continue to experience the irksome symptoms of menopause like mood swings and hot flashes. Sometimes, these sweats and hot flashes can last up to eight years. In some cases, the signs actually get worse during perimenopause as your body’s estrogen levels decrease. Replenishing the missing estrogen within your body requires medication; otherwise, the night sweats and hot flashes may continue unabated. But women who are administered hormone replacement therapy actually discover that their hot flashes start up once more when they stop taking the drugs. So, women who take hormones until the age of 70 will begin getting hot flashes as soon as she stops. Non-hormonal treatments for relieving the symptoms of menopause involve certain antidepressants. However, the easiest way to control the symptoms is to maintain good health. If you maintain proper eating habits, get sufficient sleep during the nighttime, exercise regularly, you will stay tough and resist the changes that women go through after their estrogen levels drop. "
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