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Menopause


Specialty of Obstetrics & gynaecology

Menopause is when the menstrual periods of women stop on a permanent basis due to the ovarian cycle coming to an end. Because of ageing, when women are around 50 years of age, the ovaries produce less oestrogen and progesterone, which are female hormones. In men, this process is called andropause, which is the loss of sexual drive because of the low levels of testosterone in the body. The process of menopause can last a few years, and involves symptoms such as changes in the menstrual cycle, insomnia, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, hot flushes, weight gain, headaches, increased facial hair, etc. Some of these symptoms may require medical treatment, such as taking synthetic hormones or following a prescribed diet to reduce these troublesome symptoms.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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