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Menopause

    The oocyte exhausts the oocytes that it had containing, and ceases its hormonal production, which leads to a stop of the menstruation and a range of short, medium and long term manifestations such as: suffocations, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, character alterations, menopausal depression, skin and mucosal atrophy, decreased libido, osteoporosis, increased risk of myocardial infarction,...
 
     With the increased life expectancy, all these previously rare processes have become more common, since a large number of women in our environment surpass the 80 years of age. That means that they live longer than 30 years without their own production of estrogen, which consequently means having many of the symptoms described above, as well as their very unfavorable consequences.
 
      Besides the hygienic-dietary measures that are always advisable and beneficial, in many cases they are not enough to counteract the consequences of the lack of estrogens, being recommended to raise pharmacological treatments.


      Nowadays there are many treatments who’s aim is to counteract the lack of estrogen with very good therapeutic results. We must identify the type of treatment and its duration, consorting and informing the patient about it, its risks and its benefits, and adapting it to her wishes and needs.
 
     All of these treatments require a control by the gynecologist to avoid adverse effects and strict monitoring of the breast, because even if the treatment is not the cause  of it, if breast cancer appears, treatment should be suspended because it has a hormone-dependent evolution.
 
      In this field you always have to assess the advantages and disadvantages, to inform the woman and do what the patient believes more convenient for her.
 
 

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