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The facts about menopause

Before you say goodbye to your period for good, there are certain things that each woman should know. The changes that your body is going through, affect everything from your heart, liver, kidneys to your veins, nerves and bones. No woman looks forward to her menopause because that period of life means sleep problems, hot flashes and other hormone changes that affect her mood and health as well.

If you didn’t pay special attention to your health while you were young, there are big chances that you will have serious health issues during menopause. It would be good for every woman to regularly inspect their body and do regular health checks before their menopause happens but also after it happens.

When it happens for the first time, you will feel a bit strange but you have to understand that just like your period, menopause is something that is completely normal in your cycle of life. There is nothing strange about it, it just happens. Such is the course of life events. Each woman has an individual menopause experience. Some important facts that each woman should know are as follows.

Menopause conditions

If you manage 12 months without menstruation, that basically means that you have hit menopause. It takes a year without a period so that a woman can know for certain that she is in her menopause. The most common age when menopause occurs is around 51 although if it happens before 40, that is commonly known as early menopause. Most of the time, early menopause is a result of a medical condition or it runs in your family.

Early menopause occurs with those women who had their ovaries removed due to their medical condition or any particular health issues. In such cases, early menopause occurs immediately upon removal. The most common menopause symptoms are weight gain and hot flashes. The first one we all know what it is and the hot flashes are sudden rushes of warmth or intense feeling that can last up to several minutes. It happens during the night and it is known as night sweats.

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MENOPAUSE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Without a doubt, the single most important concern of the menopausal woman remains osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can only be prevented with the correct forms of calcium and magnesium in the proper ratio, in conjunction with vitamin D and K.

Like menopause, osteoporosis does not occur suddenly, but rather gradually, with a decrease in the ovulatory cycles beginning between the ages of 45 to 55, the timing varies greatly from individual to individual.

Several symptoms and complaints occur in postmenopausal women. These symptoms and complaints are both physical and emotional. Listed below are the major physical and emotional symptoms of menopause.

WHAT IS OSTEOPOROSIS?

Osteoporosis is the normal loss of bone, which follows the menopause in women and occurs in all occurs in all individuals with advancing age.

Osteoporosis produces no symptoms or warning signs until a fracture occurs. Most typical are fractures of the wrist, hip, and collapse or ?crush? fractures of the spine, which produce deformity, loss of height, and severe curvature of the spine.

Osteoporosis develops less often in men than women because men have larger skeletons, bone loss starts later in life, and progresses more slowly.

There are multiple risk factors involved in osteoporosis. There are risk factors you cannot change and risk factors you can change.

RISK FACTORS YOU CANNOT CHANGE

AGE

osteoporosisThe older you are, the greater your risk of osteoporosis. As we grow older our bones become less dense and weaker, regardless of gender.

As we age bones become less dense and weaker, regardless of gender, and calcium absorption becomes less efficient.

ABSORPTION
Calcium absorption becomes less efficient as we age.

GENDER

Your chances of developing osteoporosis are 6 to 8 times greater if you are a woman than a man. Women have less bone tissue, begin to lose bone sooner, lose bone more rapidly than men, and calcium is drained from the bones during pregnancy and nursing.

BODY SIZE

Small, thin-bone women are at greater risk.

ETHNICITY

Caucasian and Asian women are at highest risk. African-American and Hispanic women have a lower but still significant risk.

HEREDITY/FAMILY HISTORY

People whose parents have a history of fractures are more likely to develop osteoporosis than those who do not have such a family history.

RISK FACTORS YOU CAN CHANGE

DIET

Clearly and indisputably the single most important factor in osteoporosis.

INACTIVITY

Research has clearly shown that physical inactivity and lack of exercise leads to bone loss, and lessens calcium absorption. Exercise increases the circulation and the absorption of calcium. It is very important to exercise at least five days a week moderately. At least 20 to 60 minutes per day without fail.

Swimming and bicycling are suggested. Increasingly doctors are recommending weight-bearing exercises such as brisk walking, aerobics, and light weightlifting.

MEDICATION

Some elements which are crucial to bone integrity can be blocked by others. For example, aluminum can block fluoride and calcium absorption which will reflect badly upon the health of your bones. Therefore it’s important to know what medications you take.

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Interesting things to know about women health

Millions of girls or women all across this world have a lot of health issues each and every year. Most of them are not even aware of those issues but the best thing would be to educate yourself about what to do if you notice that you might have any type of health issues.

Your health is the most important and essential thing that you possess aside from your life and every woman should be working on being healthy and taking care of their body. For example, women are more prone to asthma than men.

Adult women are more likely to die due to asthma than adult men. Knowing asthma triggers is of the utmost importance in this case. If you are having problems with asthma, the best thing to do would be to consult your doctor about developing an asthma plan of actions that will help you to avoid those triggers and take your medications properly.

The most common problem called menstruation

Now, all women have the same problem and it is called menstruation. Sometimes, menstruation can be really bad with severe symptoms. One of those symptoms is heavy menstrual bleeding. Even though it is different for each individual, no two persons have the same symptoms, the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding is almost the same for every female person.

Most of the time, it is a bleeding disorder that causes menstrual bleeding and that disorder intensifies the bleeding during the period. If menstrual bleeding lasts for more than 7 days, you should contact your doctor and consult with them about the next possible course of actions. You can do a testing that might help you to relieve the symptoms.

As of late, it has been noticed that women get affected by infertility a lot. With each passing year, the number of infertile women is growing and it has become a problem of epidemic proportions. There are numerous risks of infertility with several being the most common ones. First one is the absence of menstruation.

Others are emotional and excessive physical stress, sexually transmitted diseases that were left untreated, extreme weight loss or gain, the excessive use of alcohol, smoking or doing drugs. A lot is involved with the age of a woman as well. Infertility can be treated surgically or medically but the success of the treatment greatly varies from person to person.

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Effects Estrogen Plays in PMS

Vitamin B6 reduces blood estrogen and increases progesterone. Therefore, B6 deficiency will cause decreased liver metabolism of estrogen, causing an excess of estrogen, this results in “estrogen dominance.”
Estrogen imbalance effects mood swings by increasing the activity of the biogenic amines, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which affect moods. Epinephrine triggers anxiety. Norepinephrine causes hostility and irritability. Serotonin at high levels creates nervous tension, and inability to concentrate.

Dopamine, produced by the brain, balances out the effects of the biogenic amines by inducing relaxation, increases mental alertness, and works to prevent sodium and water retention.

Without sufficient dopamine, the biogenic amines are not held in check, moods are greatly affected in a negative manner, and sodium and water retention increase.

Estrogen also increases the level of the adrenal hormone aldosterone, which prevents the normal excretion of salt from the kidneys, adding to fluid retention. This creates edema-like symptoms of bloating, abdominal swelling, and swollen breasts.

Excess fluid swells the nerve tissue and membranes surrounding the brain. The brain is encased within the skull, and can only expand as far as the skull permits. This leads to torturous migraine headaches that are often described as “vise-like.”

Magnesium deficiency causes a very specific depletion of brain dopamine and B6 plays a synergistic role in mineral utilization across cell membranes, increasing the effectiveness of magnesium.

American women are so deficient in vitamin B6 that it was discovered back in the early 1940’s. The process of refining flour eliminates the B vitamins altogether, B6 is destroyed in cooking and canning, and when foods are packaged. Pregnancy and birth-control pills also cause a B6 deficiency.

To prevent “estrogen dominance” and its negative influence on moods and fluid retention, increased intake of B vitamins and magnesium is absolutely essential.

The minimum recommended dosage of Ultravite™ provides the woman with the necessary blood levels to prevent B6 deficiency. Women with severe B6 deficiency, which may be as high as 70% of all women, need only increase their daily dosage of Ultravite™.

What is Ultravite?

Ultravite™ is an all-natural multi-mineral, multi-vitamin supplement specifically formulated to relieve and prevent the symptoms of PMS that the stress of modern day has brought on.

Benefits of Taking Ultravite

ultraviteWithin one month of taking Ultravite™, PMS symptoms will decrease. Due to the synergistic effect of Utraviteä, there is a progressive decrease in the number of symptoms and their intensity on a month to month basis. Maximum relief is achieved after three to four consecutive menstrual cycles of taking Ultravite.

ULTRAVITE™ – RECOMMENDED DOSAGE

Two (2) caplets twice a day, a total of four (4) caplets a day preceding ovulation or until your symptoms begin.

After your ovulation or once you start experiencing symptoms, increase the recommended dosage to two caplets three times a day. Never take more than six caplets a day to avoid side effects. After menstruation, if you don’t feel the symptoms anymore, you can freely reduce back to the recommended dosage. Mind your diet during the process.