What Are Post-Menopause Health Problems That Haunt Women?

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Published: Monday, September 26, 2011, 15:31 [IST]
 
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What Are Post-Menopause Health Problems?

Post menopause the complications of a woman's health increases and whats more is the risk factors increase too. Diseases specific to women are in the highest probability of occurrence during this time apart from the usual discomforts like hot flashes and weight gain. Menopause is associated with a huge hormonal turmoil because the permutations and combination of estrogen and progesterone change irreversibly in the body. You know the kind of 'blues' you get during periods, imagine what would happen post menopause!

Here is a list of common women's diseases that surface after you stop passing monthly blood.

Women's Diseases Post Menopause:

1. Osteoporosis After Menopause: Osteoporosis is a disorder unique to women even otherwise. It happens due to the lack of calcium deposits on bones. A lot of calcium is lost from the woman's body during pregnancy and menstruation and thus the bones become brittle. Osteoporosis and menopause are associated because estrogen regulates the strength of your bones and the levels of this hormone drop in the body after menopause. Bones break like sticks and refuse to heal. Any minor fracture can keep you bed ridden for months, years or forever. So it is very important to take ample amount of calcium throughout your life to avoid this women's disease.

2. Fibroids After Menopause: You will be prone to lumpy breasts and fibroids in your uterine tract post menopause. Fibroids are usually benign tumours. They are very tiny and grow in and around the uterus. It is common to have these fibroids even before menopause but they seem to multiply rapidly after menopause. A fibroid that grows in size enormously in a short period of time increases the chances of cancer many fold. Sharp pains, a heaviness around the pelvic region and frequent urination are symptoms of this condition.

3. Women Specific Cancer After Menopause: There is an rise in the instances of cancer of female organs among women after menopause. Be it breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer or uterus can, they all seem to attack menopausal 50 something women. This is because when the reproductive and sexual function of these organs are over after menopause they tend to become cancerous due to sloth.

4. Blood Pressure and Heart Condition After Menopause: The connection between menopause and blood pressure is quite clear. Hormonal disbalance and also prescription of hormone tablets during this time makes you put on weight. You also become more reactive to salt because your entire system is in turmoil. As the blood pressure increases so does the risks to your heart.

Women's health issues become all the more important post menopause so don't make the mistake of ignoring them. If you have any of the above problems then see a doctor immediately. It better to increase the frequency of routine check ups like mammography and ultrasound scans after menopause to stay safe.

Topics: menopause, disease
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