MENOPAUSE

MENOPAUSE

MENOPAUSE

Menopause is one of the most important periods of women's life. It is the permanent end of menstruation as a result of loss of ovarian function. Hot flashes, sweating, sleep problems, depression, irritability, aggression, loss of sexual desire, vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, difficulty in urination, frequent urination, weak bones (osteoporosis) are common symptoms of. The duration of symptoms varies between people and lasts an average of 3-5 years. Or as close to exactly as entered menopause years of patients with gynecological examination, Pap test, ultrasonography (endometrium, and ovaries assessed), various blood and urine tests, blood tests for cholesterol, kidney and liver, mammography, breast ultrasound, bone density are not necessarily required to get done. Currently, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is recommended only for patients who enter menopause at a young age and for patients with moderate or severe symptoms of hot flashes (vasomotor symptoms). In addition, heart disease, osteoporosis (bone resorption), etc. hormone therapy is no longer recommended to protect against diseases. Bleeding during menopause can be an important sign. You may need a doctor's check. An endometrial biopsy (removal of parts from the uterus by curettage) may be required to investigate the cause of bleeding. This procedure is even recommended for patients with a thickness of the inner wall of the uterus (endometrium) thicker than 5 mm without bleeding.

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