Not in the mood for sex? Suffering joint pain?
You could be on the brink of the MENOPAUSE: up there in the diagram are 10 signs every woman should be aware of...Its a natural point or phase that must be experienced by any woman who lives long enough to get to the age.
The menopause is the time when a woman's periods stop. In the UK, this usually happens between the ages of 47 and 53. People often refer to it as 'the change.'Some people have theirs earlier and this accounts for the fear in many women sometimes when pregnancy delays in coming.
Does Menopause affect sex?
The truth is that there's no reason why you can’t continue to enjoy a happy and satisfying sex life during and after the menopause, if you want to.
My colleagues and I have found that many women enjoy wonderful sex lives after they’ve passed the menopause – and continue to do so for a very long time.
We have even uncovered some evidence that:
- women who are interested in sex are more likely to be orgasmic after the 'change' than younger females
- they are also more likely to be multi-orgasmic!
- After the 'change' women are glad to be able to quit worrying about contraception.
- By the time they reach 50 or so, a lot of women have gained a great deal of love-making experience and skill.
- Very often, they now have partners (male or female) who actually know what they’re doing in bed! (Though of course, a few postmenopausal women – notably certain film stars – decide to take ‘toy boys’ as lovers.)
The findings showed that in that age group 26 per cent of women were definitely up for sex, while 29 per cent 'quite liked it'.
Only 6 per cent were not at all keen, and 16 per cent said that they'd be more interested if they had a new partner!
In menopause, a doctor might suggest taking estrogen and progesterone, known as “hormone replacement therapy” or “HRT.” HRT involves taking estrogen plus progestin.
HRT may relieve hot flashes, and reduce loss of bone. However, HRT increases the risk for heart disease, stroke and breast cancer. But it appears to decrease the risk of colon cancer.
Phytoestrogens are estrogen-like substances found in soy, wild yams, and herbs such as black cohosh and dong quai; they may relieve some symptoms of menopause. The government does not regulate phytoestrogens. Scientists are studying some of these plant estrogens to find out if they work and are safe.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you decide to eat more foods with phytoestrogens. Any food or over-the-counter product that you use for its drug-like effects could interact with other prescribed drugs or cause an overdose.
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