Estrogen and progesterone are vital for regulating your reproduction and menstruation cycle. The hormones are also essential for supporting different organs and parts of your body, such as breasts, pelvic muscles, blood vessels, and the brain. Naturally, low progesterone and estrogen levels are associated with perimenopause and menopause. Perimenopause refers to when your body marks the transition to menopause Houston. Perimenopause lasts about 12 consecutive months, within which you do not experience periods. You may view the onset of menopause or your menopausal transition as the end of your worry regarding painful menstruation cycles or getting pregnant.
However, you are highly likely among the women who have trouble with symptoms associated with menopause and post-menopausal complications. The significant decrease in the production of estrogen and progesterone may produce varying symptoms among women, and you may even begin experiencing symptoms earlier. Some common symptoms of menopause you may experience include irregular periods, hot flashes, incontinence, sleep deprivation, and mood changes.
Once your menopausal period elapses, which takes about seven to fourteen years, you become at risk of various medical problems. Consequently, below are some health complications you can expect.
Cardiovascular illnesses are a group of disorders that affect blood vessels and the heart. Low hormone levels, particularly reproductive hormones, increase your susceptibility to heart diseases.
The CDC estimates that in America, one person dies every 34 seconds from heart diseases such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, and peripheral artery disease.
You can eliminate or reduce the possibility of cardiovascular illnesses by maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthily, and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle.
With this condition, your bones are weaker, making them prone to fracture. Osteoporosis develops gradually and may only become evident when an abrupt impact or a fall leads to the fracturing of bones in your hip, wrist, or spine.
The imbalance in hormones or low levels of hormones decreases the density of your bones.
Loss of bladder control
During and after menopause, your vagina and urethra suffer from a reduction in their firmness. The less production of reproductive hormones destroys the healthy lining of the urethra, bladder, and vagina. Moreover, aging of the muscles of your bladder decreases its capacity to store urine. Therefore, you suffer a sudden and intense urge to urinate, causing urine leaks.
The unintentional passing of urine may be due to regular habits, underlying health issues, or physical problems. Some common causes may include pregnancy and childbirth. For instance, childbirth weakens the muscles of your vagina and bladder for some time.
Past menopause, your vagina becomes drier due to the reduction in its moisture and the thinning of vaginal walls, medically referred to as vaginal atrophy.
Vaginal atrophy makes sex painful and may reduce the desire for intercourse and produce distressing urinary signs and symptoms.
Your health provider may recommend treatments for promoting more production of reproductive hormones and the application of a lubricant to moisturize your vagina.
You often gain extra weight during and after menopause because you experience a slow rate of metabolism.
Contact Memorial Women’s Specialists today for individualized treatment to alleviate menopause symptoms.