Vaginal dryness: Symptoms and treatment

The vaginal dryness affects many women and although dryness in women can occur at any time, it is more likely to occur at the menopause.

vaginal dryness

The feminine dryness is caused by lack of female lubrication in the vaginal area. This is caused because the body produces a decrease in the amount of estrogen (in charge of producing the lubrication).

Due to the absence of moisture in the intimate area, you may feel discomfort such as itching, burning and irritation or pain in sex. In addition, lack of lubrication in women makes it easy to acquire vaginal infection, decreasing the protective vaginal flora. Continue reading “Vaginal dryness: Symptoms and treatment”

Hair Loss is not uncommon during Menopause

Hair Loss is also common in MenopauseThe menopause can also bring with it loss of hair, which is due to hormonal changes. The decreasing hormone production during menopause also affects on skin and hair. The skin become thin, dry and loses due to the reduced water retention of elasticity.

Menopause = hair loss?

For many women the hair become thinner with increasing age and start to fall out easily. Body hair takes too much in return. Some women formed a “facial hair”. This is due to the low estrogen and more evident that testosterone levels come about. Continue reading “Hair Loss is not uncommon during Menopause”

Menopause: Nutrition is important

Women in Menopause nutrition is a mustA balanced, healthy diet helps in menopause to reduce side effects. In addition, sport helps to reduce complaints.

A remedy for symptoms during menopause is a balanced, healthy diet and exercise. The best prior to entering the menopause! Especially on high amounts of salt, coffee, nicotine, alcohol and chocolate should give up. A high consumption of meat and sugar should be avoided. Adequate exercise is a must! Proper nutrition and a balanced fittest attitude make the same amount, so slight depression are rare or even absent.

Avoid stress

Stress should also be avoided as much as possible and relaxation breaks are inserted into everyday life. Especially in the job it is also open to handle the situation, for example, sudden hot flashes do not be too embarrassing. In menopause, Continue reading “Menopause: Nutrition is important”

The menopausal women – a new stage of life

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The menopause of women are a crucial change. They mean the end of fertility and are associated with many consequences.
Previously, the menopause was a sign of the approaching end of life. Today, women spend about one-third of her life in and after this phase. From the 40th Age may experience the first symptoms of menopause.

The symptoms
During the menopause will change the entire hormonal balance in women. The female body produces less and less sex hormones, the change in hormone levels can extend over ten years. This is accompanied by a series of adverse changes in the body and the soul. Usually is not the absence of menstruation for women, the unpleasant side effect of hormonal changes. Symptoms such as concentration and sleep disturbances, hot flashes and weight changes, some of the disturbing side effects. These fears are not to be attractive and that the youth is finally over. During menopause, women located in a physical change, which will be addressed once physical and psychological needs. About two thirds of women suffer from mild to severe menopausal symptoms, while only one-third not affected at this stage feels.
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The famous black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)

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The black cohosh is a popular herbal remedy for many centuries. Even with discomfort during menopause it can help.

The black cohosh is an herb that has long been applied for centuries. It is often recommended for symptoms during menopause because it has estrogen-like effect. For drugs, the rootstock is used with roots. The most effective ingredients are flavonoids, phenolic acids and triterpene glycoside. Particularly in the event of autonomic nervous symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia and nervousness exercises taking Black Cohosh preparations favorable effects. In addition, they can compensate for changes in the skin and mucous membranes. Contained in the plant Cimicifugin than nerve agent use in depression and joint problems. The black cohosh does not affect uterine or breast tissue so that an increased cancer risk does not exist. The herb is administered as drops or tablets. As a side effect stomach upset may be mentioned.
Black Cohosh preparations are also to enjoy with caution, since a high amount can affect liver injury.
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Sexuality – listlessness and pain

Sexuality - listlessness and pain

Do women sex despite menopause? Many women report drastic restrictions.
The topic of sex during and after menopause is a classic taboo subject. Here, the majority of women are still sexually attracted to end 70. However, some women complain of obstructive listlessness. Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia MD) are a common problem in older women and can be compared in men with erectile dysfunction. Frequent urinary tract infections can be a problem, affecting also the sexual interest. The coital activity decreases from an average during the menopause. However, there are both reports of women who have fewer sexual needs, as well as contributions from women who did not lose its full excitability and enjoyment during sex, despite menopause. The sexuality is kept in all age and gender groups is a very variable factor.
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Hormone therapy in menopause: Injection

Hormone therapy in menopause: InjectionSometimes the hormone product also injected into muscle tissue. It is possible to inject hormones in the hormone therapy for menopause in the buttocks and upper arm muscle. In the subcutaneous tissue are the hormones stored and the injected estrogen occur continuously in the bloodstream. The hormone injection is set every four weeks. One problem with this method, the dosage is a once injected hormone levels can not be removed as in ointments and sprays. Only after the testing with other forms of administration, a hormone injection is recommended. Advantage can also be long-lasting effect of a hormone injection.

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Menopause: Hormone therapy in the form of patches, creams or pills?

Hormone therapy during menopause may be by oral ingestion of tablets. Sometimes help creams or hormone patch.


When hormone therapy in menopause, the hormone absorption via different routes. There is the oral application in the form of capsules or tablets, the use of drops which are dropped under the tongue (sublingual) and the vaginal absorption through vaginal tablets, suppositories, hormone creams or rings. Through the skin (transdermal) Hormones can be taken in the form of gels, creams or patches. In some cases it may also be useful to inject the hormone addition directly into the subcutaneous tissue.

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Menopause: depression and mood swings

Menopause: depression and mood swingsSome women develop during menopause and depression because they are no longer attractive, and the fertility is over. Many women suffer in particular around the time of the last bleeding from depression. Generally depression occur in all age groups and in the menopause demonstrably more frequently diagnosed. But in women who generally tend to have depression, the likelihood increases during menopause, more to suffer from mood swings. Often depression can be justified on the grounds that women have the impression not to be very woman and are afraid of losing control over her body. Most in the women’s heads a certain ideal of beauty is anchored, which no longer is considered fulfilled. Through the various physical complaints during menopause, the quality of life are clearly limited. The consequences are lack of motivation and feeling of emptiness. Continue reading “Menopause: depression and mood swings”