What does the menopause do to the body?

Menopause is something all women ages 45 to 55 go through. It is caused by a hormone called oestrogen, which is crucial in a woman’s reproductive cycle. A woman’s reproductive cycle slows down as they age which means that they slowly stop producing oestrogen. Multiple parts of a woman’s body are affected by losing oestrogen. Common symptoms of a loss of oestrogen include hot flashes, night sweats, bad moods, anxiety, and a loss of interest in having sex.

Key Takeaways:

  • A lack of oestrogen during menopause can cause hot flushes, changes in mood, and an unusual feeling of the skin.
  • There’s a blood test that measures hormone levels, but it doesn’t work well, so it’s better to talk to a doctor to determine whether you are experiencing menopause.
  • While oestrogen levels will not recover, it is possible to use hormone replacement therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause.

“The brain, skin, muscles and emotions are all affected by falling levels of oestrogen.”

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48258910

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