Between the ages of 49 and 52 is usually when women start to go through the change of life, otherwise known as —Menopause. Before menstruation actually stops, it’s called “Perimenopause” and after menstruation has stopped, it’s called “Post Menopause”, if that helps to clarify things. But, what’s in a word?
Some people love change. They don’t care what the change involves, as long as there is change. Others hate any mention of the word “change” and others are in the middle. Since change is inevitable, why not embrace it? Look on the bright side:
That’s the bright side to look forward to, the results of the change. For many women, the relief of not having to have their monthly menstruation is a huge one. For other women, sex without the worry of an unwanted pregnancy is a bonus. With those two potential inconveniences off the table, menopause can be a wonderful change for many. –A positive change to look forward to.
That’s not to say that the road to Post Menopause is paved with gold. There may be a few bumps along the way.
You may not feel like yourself. Mood swings can make you feel out of control. Periods may kick in heavier than ever before so that you worry you are hemorrhaging. (Usually there’s nothing to worry about. A doctor will tell you that there always appears to be more blood than there actually is.)
When estrogen levels begin to rapidly decline, changes take place. Some women can experience depression. Although heavier periods are normal, if there’s concern, be sure to get a doctor’s advice.
Evorel or Estradiol is HRT (hormone replacement therapy) replacing estrogen, used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, burning and irritation.
Evorel is a square shaped, transparent, self-adhesive transdermal delivery system (patch) of 0.2 mm thickness for application to the skin surface. It consists of a monolayered adhesive matrix throughout which 17β estradiol is uniformly distributed. The adhesive matrix is protected on the outside surface (from clothes etc) by a polyethylene teraphthalate backing foil, while the adhesive surface of the patch is covered by a polyester sheet (the release liner) which is removed before placing the patch on the body surface. This release liner has an S-shaped incision which facilitates easy removal from the patch.
Evorel is available in four sizes corresponding to the four different concentrations.
For some women, going through menopause can make them feel like they’ve lost their identity, their usefulness or that their spouse no longer finds them desirable. Depression may become a problem. All these feelings are a direct result of a lack of estrogen. When the hormones are out of balance, the body reacts in sometimes unpredictable ways.
That’s why it’s important to get a blood test to ascertain whether or not you are going through menopause. It’s a normal stage in a woman’s life but we all can use a little help.
“From the moment I started using the HRT, I felt better. My energy levels increased, my mood improved, and the fogginess in my mind was gone. I felt normal again. I felt I was back on top of my game. I had more control and it was a huge relief.”
“The HRT gave me enough energy to start exercising again, and I would even go dancing with my girlfriends.”
“After that it just became a normal but manageable sadness around saying goodbye to my womanhood.”
“This is an issue I feel needs more attention, so every woman can feel she is informed and empowered at this time of life.”