Postmenopause - FemHealth.net
Postmenopause - FemHealth.net
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Postmenopause
 
Postmenopause - FemHealth.net

Postmenopause

Once the event of menopause has occurred, a woman is said to be in postmenopause. It is generally believed that the postmenopausal phase begins when 12 full months have passed since the last menstrual period.
 
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In postmenopause a woman's hormone patterns have changed significantly, because the ovaries are no longer producing estrogen or progesterone. Instead of them fat cells continue to produce estrogen at around 40 per cent of previous levels. The ovaries have now begun to shrink in size but still have quite an important role in postmenopause since some hormones continue to be produced there.

In recent years, the importance of postmenopause has increased particularly in western society, because, with a life expectancy of over 80 years, many women can expect to be postmenopausal for over one third of their lives.

Unfortunately, after menopause women can raise new health concerns or still causes menopasue symptoms, resulting from the body's decreasing production of hormones. Osteoporosis, a degenerative bone disease, and heart disease are the most serious potential health concerns of the postmenopause years. These conditions may lead to a significant reduction in quality of life, for both the individuals affected and their relatives. Women can take command of these health risks by implementing changes in their lifestyle and by exploring the range of preventative available.

From now on, a woman will be postmenopausal for the rest of her life, and the most probable is that women will suffer some of the postmenopause symptoms if not given the right attention. Click here to read more about postmenopause symptoms.
 
 
During postmenopause, bone mineral density (BMD) in women tends to decrease. Over various studies conducted, researches have found that BMD tends to be different in various race groups. Is Bone Density Different in Women at Postmenopause Stage?
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