Post Menopause: Ongoing Symptoms & How to Treat Them

by Laura Ramirez on December 25, 2010

Post menopause sounds like it should be the beginning of something good. Finally, you are beyond all the hormone adjustments of menopause and all the nasty symptoms they can cause. You should be able to breathe easy and enjoy the remainder of your life…right? Not quite. Just because you are officially beyond menopause doesn’t necessarily mean that the journey is over.

In fact, many women continue to experience a range of menopause related symptoms well after their menstrual flow has ceased. Symptoms of post menopause can include bleeding, hot flashes, hair growth and vaginal discharge. All of these can range in severity and frequency and can differ from woman to woman.

Bleeding during post menopause can be a sign of a serious problem, so it should never be taken lightly. It isn’t unusual for some women to experience spotting after menopause, or even to have a period well after they believed they’d completed menopause but if you do experience bleeding, check with your doctor immediately to determine exactly what is causing it Hot flashes are one of the most common and troublesome symptoms of menopause and they can be one of the symptoms of post menopause as well. As your hormones continue to adjust, they can spark any number of physical reactions, including hot flashes. Hot flashes can be accompanied by dizziness, heart palpitations and other symptoms as well, so if you are continuing to experience them after menopause that is also something you should take up with your doctor.

Because menopause can lead to a shift in balance of estrogen and testosterone levels, this can lead to physical changes post menopause. One of the most embarrassing and noticeable is unwanted hair growth. Many women will find themselves experiencing increased facial hair growth later in life and this can become a bothersome, though not serious, issue.

Another of the common symptoms of post menopause is vaginal discharge. A thin, watery discharge tinged with blood is generally a sign that the vaginal wall is beginning to atrophy due to lack of estrogen. While this is perfectly normal, vaginal discharge can also have other causes so again, you should check with your doctor to determine exactly what is behind it and what, if any, treatment may be necessary.

Dealing with the post menopause phase of your life is quite similar to any other stage. Proper nutrition, plenty of exercise, taking a good herbal supplement and reducing stress can help to ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Look for ingredients like pasque flower and black cohosh and make sure that you are getting the proper amount of calcium to fight bone loss.

Being finished with menopause doesn’t mean that you are finished living and there is no reason why you can’t continue to be active and vital. It’s all a matter of being aware of the signs your body is giving you and listening to them. Talk to your doctor and formulate a plan for healthy living which will enable you to handle symptoms and make the most out of your post menopause years.

Copyright © 2010 by Laura Ramirez. All Rights Reserved.

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