Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Symptoms of Menopause After Endometrial Hysterectomy

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As we mentioned in other articles, endometriosis grow somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle, building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. Hysterectomy always is the last resource in treating endometriosis for woman who has exhausted all the treatments without success, or endometrial tissues has become cancerous, her doctor may suggest some kinds of hysterectomy. In some women, removals of ovaries might cause symptoms of menopause caused by low level of estrogen and testosterone. In this article, we will discuss symptoms of menopause.

With the ovaries removed, it causes suddenly dropping of level of estrogen in the women body resulting in symptoms of menopause.

1. Hot flashes
Hot flashes can be considered as the first sign of menopause. many women experience hot flashes during their years of perimenopause, post menopause and after the removal of ovaries. It is caused by low level of estrogen resulting of over production of follicle stimulating hormone triggering the malfunction of temperature control of hypothalamus leading to hot flushes.

2. Vaginal dryness
As level of estrogen decrease causing the loss of a thin layer of moisture always coats your vaginal walls leading to itching and stinging around the vaginal opening and in the lower third of the vagina and making intercourse difficult.

3. Loss of bone density
Loss of bone density is very common symptom for women with endometrial hysterectomy as well as women in menopause state. It is unknown what is the causes of diminishing of estrogen and testosterone. It may be caused due to aging or inability to absorb calcium because of weaken digestive system.

4. Insomnia
Insomnia is normally happened to women with endometrial hysterectomy. Some women have difficulty falling to sleep and also have pattern of sleep interruption. It is said insomnia is caused by decreasing of level of melatonin which is produced by the pineal gland causing sleep disorder.

5. Mood swing
Mood swing is happened commonly in the peri menopause, menopause as well as women with removal of ovaries because of low level of ovarian hormone. Many researchers argue that mood swing is caused by unadaptive to the life change or stressful life circumstances more than the change of hormone level.

6. Vaginal shrinkage
Low level of estrogen may cause the tissue of the vulva and the vagina to become dry and thin leading to loss of elasticity of the tissues and vagina shrinkage.

Other symptoms include loss of sex drive, aches and pain, bladder problem, shrinkage of breast, memory loss. hair loss, etc.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.

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