Menopause

Cause (Definition)

Menopause is the cessation of viable egg production in the female.

Effect(s)

Menopause is sometimes said to lead to:

Symptoms

Some books and other sources of information mention the following as possible symptoms of the menopause:

  • hot flushes
  • night sweats
  • mood swings
  • increased risk of heart attack
  • increase in rate of osteoporosis - see also osteoporosis in the news.

Treatment:

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is sometimes used to 'treat' the menopause medically. However, this has also been associated with an increased risk of breat cancer - see also breast cancer in the news.

There are also various alternative, that is non-allopathic, approaches used to ease experience of the menopause. More information about alternative approaches is widely available from appropriately qualified practitioners.


For more about other conditions visit the page diseases and disorders of the endocrine system.


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