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Menopause Health Feed

My mother has had her periods after 12 months. She is if 56 years. Is there any medication for getting menopause. This time she is having slight strains only.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (95556ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
My mother has had her periods after 12 months. She is if 56 years. Is there any medication for getting menopause. Thi...
She should consult gynaecologist asap for a checkup. Any bleeding at this time should be investigated.
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If the follicles forming in ovary get less and it’s near menopause then taking cop pills can help continue menses or not. Can early menopausal be checked to continue menses with meprate tablets.

Dr.Gitanjali 95% (3932ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
If the follicles forming in ovary get less and it’s near menopause then taking cop pills can help continue menses or ...
Menopause cannot be checked by taking meprate or ocp's .if you continue taking ocp's then you can continue having withdrawal bleeding. If you've had your menopause then instead of taking ocp's it's better to take hormone replacement therapy. Prior to taking hormonal replacement therapy you have to undergo some tests.
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Hi my recent report confirmed that I have premature ovarian failure and july first week I was hospitalized for dengue fever. Transfused 5 bags of platelets. From july m not any hormone pills very recently I have the urge do sex and sometimes white discharge comes out. Whay does it mean m I getting normal?

Dr.Dhivya 90% (480ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Chennai
Hello dear, as you know now that pov- premature ovarian failure is due to the hormonal dysfunction & deficiency. Taking a hormonal pill cannot correct it. Homoeopathic medicines can help you recover completely. Need more details to help you out. To know more and for any other concern you can call us or reach us online.
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Menopause ka bad bleeding hona kis karan sa hota hai koi ghabrana ki bat to nhi hai age 40.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (5984ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Spotting or a heavier flow, vaginal bleeding after menopause can signal potential health problems. But we have to look into the details of the problem.Let's have a detailed discussion to Ensure proper treatment.
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Menopause - What Is The Right Way To Manage?

DGO, MBBS, Diploma in Reproductive Medicine (Germany)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Menopause - What Is The Right Way To Manage?

Menopause is the time in your life when you naturally stop having menstrual periods. Menopause happens when the ovaries stop making hormones. Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years. The average age that women go through menopause is 51 years.

The years leading up to menopause are called perimenopause. Cycles may become longer than usual for you or become shorter. You may begin to skip periods. The amount of flow may become lighter or heavier. Although changes in menstrual bleeding are normal during perimenopause, you still should report them to your doctor. Abnormal bleeding may be a sign of a problem.

What are the other signs and symptoms of menopause?

Some women do not have any symptoms of perimenopause or have only a few mild symptoms. Others have many symptoms that can be severe. Common signs and symptoms include the following:

  • Hot flashes - A hot flash is a sudden feeling of heat that rushes to the upper body and face. It may last from a few seconds to several minutes or longer. Some women have hot flashes a few times a month. Others have them several times a day. Hot flashes that happen at night (night sweats) may wake you up and cause you to feel tired and sluggish during the day.

  • Sleep problems - You may have insomnia (trouble falling asleep), or you may wake up long before your usual time. Night sweats may disrupt your sleep.

  • Vaginal and urinary tract changes - As estrogen levels decrease, the lining of the vagina may become thinner, dryer, and less elastic. Vaginal dryness may cause pain during sex. Vaginal infections also may occur more often. The urethra can become dry, inflamed, or irritated. This can cause more frequent urination and increase the risk of urinary tract infections.

What types of bone changes can occur after menopause?

During the first 4–8 years after menopause, women lose bone more rapidly. This rapid loss occurs because of the decreased levels of estrogen. If too much bone is lost, it can increase the risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis increases the risk of bone fracture. The bones of the hip, wrist, and spine are affected most often.

What do other health risks increase during perimenopause and menopause?

The estrogen produced by women’s ovaries before menopause protects against heart attacks and stroke. When less estrogen is made after menopause, women lose much of this protection. Midlife also is the time when risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and being physically inactive, are more common. All of these combined factors increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in menopausal women.

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy can help relieve the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Hormone therapy means taking estrogen and, if you have never had a hysterectomy and still have a uterus, a hormone called progestin. Estrogen plus progestin sometimes is called “combined hormone therapy” or simply “hormone therapy.” Taking progestin helps reduce the risk of cancer of the uterus that occurs when estrogen is used alone. If you do not have a uterus, estrogen is given without progestin. Estrogen-only therapy sometimes is called “estrogen therapy.”

How is hormone therapy given?

Estrogen can be given in several forms. Systemic forms include pills, skin patches, and gels and sprays that are applied to the skin. If progestin is prescribed, it can be given separately or combined with estrogen in the same pill or in a patch. With systemic therapy, estrogen is released into the bloodstream and travels to the organs and tissues where it is needed. Women who only have vaginal dryness may be prescribed “local” estrogen therapy in the form of a vaginal ring, tablet, or cream. These forms release small doses of estrogen into the vaginal tissue.

What are the benefits of hormone therapy?

Systemic estrogen therapy (with or without progestin) has been shown to be the best treatment for the relief of hot flashes and night sweats. Both systemic and local types of estrogen therapy relieve vaginal dryness. Systemic estrogen protects against the bone loss that occurs early in menopause and helps prevent hip and spine fractures. Combined estrogen and progestin therapy may reduce the risk of colon cancer.

What are the risks of hormone therapy?

Hormone therapy may increase the risk of certain types of cancer and other conditions:

  • Estrogen-only therapy causes the lining of the uterus to grow and can increase the risk of uterine cancer.

  • Combined hormone therapy is associated with a small increased risk of heart attack. This risk may be related to age, existing medical conditions, and when a woman starts taking hormone therapy.

  • Combined hormone therapy and estrogen-only therapy are associated with a small increased risk of stroke and deep vein thrombosis. Forms of therapy not taken by mouth (patches, sprays, rings, and others) may have less risk of causing deep vein thrombosis than those taken by mouth.

  • Combined hormone therapy is associated with a small increased risk of breast cancer.

  • There is a small increased risk of gallbladder disease associated with estrogen therapy with or without progestin. The risk is greatest with oral forms of therapy.

Can plant and herbal supplements help with menopause symptoms?

Plants and herbs that have been used for relief of menopause symptoms include soy, black cohosh, and Chinese herbal remedies. Only a few of these substances have been studied for safety and effectiveness. Also, the way that these products are made is not regulated. There is no guarantee that the product contains safe ingredients or effective doses of the substance. If you do take one of these products, be sure to let your doctor know.

Can vaginal moisturizers and lubricants help with menopause symptoms?

These over-the-counter products can be used to help with vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse that may occur during menopause. Vaginal moisturizers replace moisture and restore the natural acidity of the vagina and can be used every 2–3 days as needed. Lubricants can be used each time you have sexual intercourse.

What can I do to stay healthy after menopause?

A healthy lifestyle can help you make the best of the years after menopause. The following are some ways to stay healthy during midlife:

  • Nutrition—Eating a balanced diet will help you stay healthy before, during, and after menopause. Be sure to include enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet to help maintain strong bones.

  • Exercise—Regular exercise slows down bone loss and improves your overall health. Weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, can help keep bones strong. Strength training strengthens your muscles and bones by resisting against weight, such as your own body, an exercise band, or handheld weights. Balance training, such as yoga and tai chi, may help you avoid falls, which could lead to broken bones.

  • Routine health care—Visit your doctor once a year to have regular exams and tests. Dental checkups and eye exams are important, too. Routine health care visits, even if you are not sick, can help detect problems early.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hormone Therapy - How Can It Help In Menopause?

Dr.Shantha Rama Rao 90% (128ratings)
MD, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Hormone Therapy - How Can It Help In Menopause?

The menopause can take three very different routes for women. There are those who sail through it with very few symptoms or problems and don't even notice that their ovaries have stopped producing the hormone. Then there are those for whom it is a matter of a few hot flushes and a couple of night sweats, doesn't last long and not really a bother. This usually marks a relief from the periods. But for some, it is abject misery accompanied by crippling fatigue, absolute exhaustion, hot flushes, vaginal drying, mood swings along with low desire or lack of sexual feelings. These symptoms might persist for more than 7 years.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is considered to be an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms. The other problems linked with menopause can also be influenced by HRT in a positive manner.

HRT is indicated in:

-  Treatment of symptoms of menopause and the risk-benefit ratio is apt for the women and they have been informed about the same

-  HRT is indicated in symptomatic patient, nearing menopause.There are other rare indication like osteoporosis. Your gynaecologist will decide it.

-  HRT is started only after examination and after doing some blood tests, also mammogram if necessary.

Benefits of HRT:

The benefits of HRT usually are more than the risk if done in a woman who is under 60 years of age. 
These include:

-  Improvement of the quality of life by relieving muscle pains, and improving sleep

-  The mood swings are controlled and low moods are usually alleviated by HRT. Low moods usually arise due to menopause.

-  It reduces the vasomotor symptoms, usually within four months of the treatment with maximum benefit in three months

-  HRT improves the urogenital symptoms by lowering the vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, urinary frequency and symptoms. 

-  HRT reduces the risk of osteoporosis. HRT is believed to preserve the bone mass density of the skeletal sites thus reducing the chances of vertebral and non-vertebral fractures.

-  HRT also reduces the risk of colorectal cancer and cardiovascular diseases

Risks of HRT

The main risks of HRT are stroke, endometrial and breast cancer, thromboembolic disease, pulmonary embolism and gallbladder disease

-  It increases the risk of ischemic stroke

-  There is a small risk associated with breast cancer and the risk increases more if the woman is underweight or overweight, alcohol user, smoker and stops HRT suddenly

-  Estrogen-only HRT can increase the risk of endometrial cancer. If cyclical progestogen is used for 10 days for 28 cycles then the risk is eliminated.

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Hello doctor! I had a lap done in aug 2019 for endometriosis after that I was given lupride 11.25 which was valid for 3 months after 3 months I did not get my period then my doctor asked me to take deviry in jan 2020 after that I got period on 7th day after jan 2020 I did not get my periods I did preg test was negative it is may now my last period was 17th jan 2020. I still get hot flashes Dr. said it can be premature menopause I wss suppose to do some test to rule out menopause on 3rd day of period but due to covid 19 it was not possible. I took deviry again in april 15 but no period so no test was done. I was getting irritated with hot flashes then I started taking oziva herb for pcos and hormone bal .from the day I started taking oziva from 25th april my hot flashes stopped so I was happy can I go under premature meno because of lupride my age is 36 only and I do not have a child .i am really worried will oziva herb help to get my period back .recently I am have face dryness also what should be done to reverse premature menopause if it is there kindly help me pls I can not go into menopause because I do not have a child neither can I opt for ivf so pls let me know what to do.

Gynaecologist, Sattur
Hello doctor! I had a lap done in aug 2019 for endometriosis after that I was given lupride 11.25 which was valid for...
Hi lybrate-user, do not worry about getting premature menopause due to lupride because it's a temporary effect. You will become normal after a while because you may be in a down regulation phase. So try to get the serum amh and serum estradiol test done and send me the results. Meanwhile take calcium supplements. Take care.
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My sis is on the stage of premenopausal. She is suffering from mood swings. She frustrated vry soon. What should she does?

Dr.Prakhar Singh 97% (5984ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Thank you for connecting with me, I am happy to guide you on your concern. Menopause can lead to changes in mood ,anxiety and lower energy level. This is due to the body is adjusting to the decline level of hormones estrogen and progesterone in the body. Lack of sleep due to night sweats can also lead to do mood swings. Let's get connected over a call to discuss proper treatment options for you.
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