Menopause is a scary time for a lot of ladies. It marks the end of a long era in your life and as such it can be met with fear, regret or depression. It’s a time of immense hormonal fluctuations which in themselves can cause all sorts of issues in the body. Some ladies with go through the menopause without very many issues at all and others will suffer a great deal from the various conditions associated with menopause. Almost no one will go through it without some sort of symptom.
Ladies can expect hot flashes, memory loss, night sweats and even facial hair starting to grow. Depending on how serious and life affecting your condition becomes depends on how doctors will treat it. Sometimes anti-depressants can be used to effectively treat the distress which menopause may cause and this alone is all that’s needed by the lady in question.
There are certain alternative therapies which can ease the symptoms of menopause. Sometimes relieving the stress alone can be enough to ease the other symptoms but in occasions where this isn’t enough there is one treatment which is known to work almost 100% of the time. Hormone replacement therapy is used to ease ladies through menopause and it can considerably lessen the instance of symptoms.
The issue with hormone replacement therapy is that it raises the chance of you contracting heart disease or certain types of cancer. It was recently shown that this is really only a danger to those who are already in high risk groups for these conditions. You should talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy and its relative risks/dangers to you specifically. There’s a strong chance it could considerably improve your standard of living but it’s important to understand the risks associated with such a powerful treatment.