Menopause is the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It marks the time in women’s life when their ovaries stop releasing hormones. It is diagnosed 12 months after a woman’s last period. Menopause can happen between the ages of 45 and 55.
As a woman’s age approach the late 30s, her ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone, the reproductive hormones that regulate menstruation, and her fertility declines. By the age of 50, the ovaries stop releasing eggs, and the woman has no more periods.
Menopause is a natural biological phase; however, it can cause annoying symptoms. For instance, irregular periods, sleep problems, headaches, palpitations, muscle aches, weight gain, skin changes including dry and itchy skin, recurrent urinary tract infections, and vaginal dryness. Moreover, menopause results in hot flushes, a sudden sensation of heat in the upper body, in the face, neck, and chest, which can cause dizziness.
In addition to physical symptoms, menopause has common mental health symptoms, including mood changes, anxiety, and problems with memory or concentration.
After menopause, women will have a higher risk of certain medical conditions, for example, the risk of osteoporosis increases. Throughout the first few years following menopause, women may lose bone density at a rapid rate, causing bones to become brittle and weak and increasing the risk of fractures.
Furthermore, many women gain weight during and after menopause because their metabolism decreases. The hormonal changes during the menopausal transition might make women more likely to gain weight around their waist than around their hips and thighs. On the other hand, gaining excess body fat, especially around the waist, increases the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Unfortunately, menopausal women might experience urinary incontinence. As the tissues of your vagina and urethra lose elasticity, they may experience frequent, sudden, strong urges to urinate, followed by an involuntary loss of urine (urge incontinence). Besides, they may have urinary tract infections more often.
However, there are many effective treatments available, such as lifestyle adjustments and hormonal therapy. These treatment options focus on alleviating the irritating signs and symptoms and preventing complications that may develop with aging. For instance, adequate Calcium and Vitamin D intake and regular exercise (weight-bearing workouts) help maintain bone density and health.
CEDEM AG cares about women’s health and wellbeing. Thus, to reduce the symptoms of menopause, we provide natural high-quality food supplements. First, our unique MenoFort, which is rich in Soy and Salvia Officinalis, Probiotics, and Vitamin E, will help you in alleviating hot flushes, improving good mood, and reducing excessive sweating. In addition, CEDEM AG provides two dosage forms of Calcium and Vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis, the VitaCed Calcium+ Vitamin D3 (effervescent tablets) and the VitaCed Ca+ Vitamin D3 (tablets). Moreover, three CEDEM products (Peral, Peral Berry, and CRANIFORT) maintain a healthy urinary tract and protect it from infections.