Menopause & Andropause - J’lynn Richardson Mr Ashworth Anatomy Phys Menopause Andropause Menopause occurs in a woman’s life when her menstrual

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J’lynn Richardson Mr. Ashworth Anatomy & Phys 11/13/2019 Menopause & Andropause Menopause occurs in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycle has halted, typically after age 45. Menopause is caused by a woman’s ovaries no longer produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The common symptoms of Menopause are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, chills, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain/slowed metabolism, and severe mood swings. These mood swings can include irritability, depression, anxiety, and crying episodes. These are due to the levels of estrogen dropping significantly, which affects the way your body manages serotonin and norepinephrine, both hormones are linked to depression. Lower levels of estrogen are also linked to fatigue, stress, forgetfulness, and difficulty concentrating. A woman experiencing menopause and is suffering the hormonal symptoms can seek medications and therapy in order to live easier. A patient may seek hormone therapy or bioidentical hormones, yet both of these have health risks. Antidepressants can be used to help
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