Understanding Menopause

Menopause is quite inevitable for all women. Its important that you know what to expect ahead of time and prepare yourself and your mind towards it, no matter how long it will take you to get that. You will definitely transit into your menopausal stage of life. I call it ” A change of life for all women”!

There’s going to be a time when the eggs in your Ovary will begin to gradually diminish in its number. Meanwhile, your Ovaries consists about eight thousand follicles; though it varies based on individual’s body chemistry. You can expect these transition to begin between the age of forty-five to fifty-five years. Your female genital changes from a normal ovarian activity of its reproductive stage into its relatively inactive ovary period taking you into your menopausal stage for life.

However, the initial transition takes place at different times, where your body reaches its point of highest development and gets to an end of your menstrual cycles, that’s the menopause. It happens that those egg follicles in your ovary resists stimulation by the hormones of the pituitary. And due to the changes that occurred in the amount of the two pituitary hormones which are called FSH(follicle stimulating hormone) and LH(luteinizing hormone). These two pituitary hormones in your ovary had already stimulated the growth of some follicles every month, right from your adolescent stage and these two changes that took place in your ovary shows that only few egg follicles are stimulated and are gradually diminished although varies depending on the quantity of oestrogen that are released in every of your menstral cycle each month.

Based on this ocurrences, the lining of the Uterus is not well stimulated which makes your menstral flows to run slow and can be predicted most times. The amount of blood flow becomes minimal, making your menstrual period intervals to be longer than expected. What controls the duration of your menstral cycle right from your adolescent stage begins to lose its grip of cor-ordination, because the controlling hormone-secreting glands moves towards the shutting phase of its life. Meanwhile, as time passes by your fewer egg follicles are stimulated and the quantity of Oestrogen secreted are further reduced until your menstrual cycles stops entirely. That’s when you enter into your menopause.

Of course, you don’t expect the afford mentioned transition to become so smooth, there are some things that are bound to happen to you if not all, which I will also explain further to you.

Some women tend to have heavy bleeding episodes as their immediate surges of Oestrogen occurs which are associated with long intervals until their menstrual cycles becomes absent. At this stage, your body is going through a period of hormonal turbulence and only a minimum of that took places at your puberty stage. This body transition time is known as Climacteric. The ceasing of your menstrual cycles are known as menopause.

Some Changes That Occurs In Your Body

You will may notice some changes in your body and they occur due to some alterations in your hormone secretion that leads to the fall in Oestrogen, an absence of progesterone and then giving rise in the pituitary hormones.

Previously, some health professionals assumed that Oestrogen fell to reproduce itself after menopause, but now they’re fully aware that some amount of Oestrogen in the woman’s body continues to be secreted well into their old age but this happens in smaller quantity. The changes that occur in your body as you approach your menopause are based on the loss in secretion of Oestrogen.

More so, your breast and your genital tract tissues suffer it most, due to the Oestrogen that are actively connected to them. Due to the constant secretion of your Oestrogen (in small quantity), the degree to which your breast tissues as well as your genital tissues are affected varies based on different women’s body chemistry.  If you can remember how your breasts increased in their sizes as you added some weight and had some fat deposited in your body, before you attained your menopausal period but after which you attained your climacteric stage, those fat got reabsorbed and your breast gland tissues decreased living your nipples smaller?

Although, these changes doesn’t happen so fast but as you’re approaching to wards your old age, your breasts gets so flat and sags. That’s also what happens to your Uterus, your Oviducts as well as your Ovaries, all reduces and are no longer active. Your lining wall of your vagina gets thin and can make you feel irritated the more older you become but if you’re still having an intercourse by then, these feeling of irritation may likely not happen to you.

However, another mysterious thing that takes place inside your vagina is that some tissues that surrounds its wall and offers support around it looses their support thereby living the muscles of the lower part of your pelvis to become flappy and to decrease in its elasticity, and have some degree of prolapse inside your vagina.

Although, it all depends on individual’s body chemistry; it may occur either in the front wall or back wall of your vagina to enable a lump or bulge to show at the vulva. This may occur mostly when you strains or it may even happen to the Uterus itself, the cervix projecting through the entrance of your vagina.

There is no cause for alarm! You don’t have to worry because the prolapse may appear more serious than it really is. This occurs simply because of the health changes that took place in the main lips of the vulva- the labia majora- which reduces in its size at the latter stage of your life. About five percent of women encounter some discomfort due to prolapse and would require a Surgery while some people’s own are left untouched.

Just as I said earlier, you don’t need to be afraid of anything because all these health changes all happens gradually inside your body over the years.

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