Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Understand Menopause

As we mentioned in other articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. Hysterectomy always is the last resource in treating endometriosis for woman who has exhausted all the treatments without success, or endometrial tissues has become cancerous, her doctor may suggest some kinds of hysterectomy. Women who also have their ovaries removed in endometrial hysterectomy, may experience some kinds of symptoms of menopause. In the article, we will discuss what is menopause.

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woman who have had hysterectomy because of endometriosis will not enter menopause immediately but she will enter the menopause 3 to 5 years earlier than other woman who does not, caused by removal of ovaries and low level of estrogen in her body. In fact, every woman will experience menopause in her own unique way.
I. Definition
Woman who has 3- 10 years of perimenopause with irregular menstruation such as skipped, lighter, or shorter period and has not had period for at least 12 months since last period is considered as menopause.

II. How it happens
1. Estrogen
Estrogen is one important hormone that helps to regulate the woman menstrual cycle. It contains estrone, estradiol estriol. Each of them plays a unique role in regulating certain stages of menstrual cycle. Besides having essential role in reproductive cycle, it also helps to maintain healthy density of bones, reproductive tissues, skin, etc.
High levels of estrogen cause weight gain, fluid retention and excessive high level of estrogen might cause endometriosis, and cancer. Low level of estrogen cause hot flashes, vagina dryness. aging, bone loss, etc.
The removal of ovaries might cause the diminishing of level of estrogen resulting of menopause.

2. Progesterone
Progesterone helps to balance the level of estrogen in the women body. Progesterone become fluctuating during perimenopause state causing irregular menstruation.

3. Testosterone
Testosterone is a male hormone and it is produced by small quality in women body to maintain muscle mass, bone density and sexual desire. As menopause, the level of testosterone drops by 50% percent causing problem of bone loss, low sex drive in some women.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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