Friday, October 28, 2011

What is Menopause


Menopause is the cessation of the main functions of the female reproductive organs, namely the ovaries.

In the vast majority of women this occurs between 45 and 55 years of age and is preceded by a period known as per menopause that can exceed ten years in which ovulation and menstruation become increasingly erratic.

Remember that in addition to storing and releasing eggs the ovaries produce many hormones, among which are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

In addition to completing menopause reproductive choices of women, there is a radical decrease in the levels of these hormones.

Estrogen, in particular serves many functions in the body. It is of great importance for the functioning of various tissues including the mucous membranes, bones, skin and arteries so that their lack during menopause has large effects. However, small amounts of estrogen are produced in other parts of the body like the adrenal glands, which produce testosterone which can be converted into estrogen by the body. Some scholars point out that a few years after the body adjusts naturally low levels of estrogen and question the wisdom of ingesting this hormone.

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