General information about menopause
Menopause is the time when menstruation stops permanently and the woman can no longer have children. Menopause is the opposite of menarche, the time at which a girl has her first period. Menopause occurs usually between 45 and 55 years. After medical opinion menopause is defined as when a woman had no vaginal bleeding longer after a year. This can also be determined by measuring the decrease in hormone production by the ovaries. In cases where surgery had their womb removed, but the ovaries are still present, the symptoms can also occur earlier. On average, at the age of 45 years.
Before menopause a woman's period is typically irregular, so that periods last longer or shorter or be mild or severe in terms of the amount of flow. During this time, women often experience hot flashes; these take on generally between 30 seconds and 10 minutes. This is often accompanied by chills, sweats, and redness of the skin. Hot flashes often stop after one or two years. Other symptoms may include vaginal dryness, trouble sleeping and mood swings. The severity of symptoms varies and is highly individual.
Menopause is a natural change. It enters due to a decrease of the production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone in the ovaries. This is determined by measuring hormone levels either in the blood or urine. This investigation, we offer in our Frauenarztpraxis Dr. Claudia Buchmann-Macrander in Munich.
A general treatment is not usually necessary, but some symptoms associated with a specific treatment can be improved. Regarding the hot flashes is recommended avoidance of smoking, caffeine and alcohol. Sleeping in a cool room and the use of a fan / humidifier can also help with sleep problems. Also relaxing exercises before bedtime can be a good approach.
As your gynecologist in Munich I will accompany you by the time of your menopause. Talk to me and my team.