The Importance of Hormone Therapy After Menopause

Hot, afraid to have sex, can not hold urine, even wanted to end life are some symptoms of menopause in women. Willy-nilly, like do not like, when it will arrive. However, these symptoms can be overcome if women want to follow hormone therapy.


Menopause is a natural process that can not be prevented. Menopause is defined as the time after 12 months without menstruating women (amenorrhoea). The average age a woman enters menopause is 51 years old. Each year, approximately 25 million women in the world through the menopause. So what should worry about with the menopause?

"Want not want to, menopause is surely coming. Women do not panic, it should be happy, do not have ribet, ribet ngurusin longer periods and do not have to serve her husband again? But women should know is, with no longer periods it was a cause more problems , "Prof. Dr. med. Ali Baziad, SpOG (K) in Hormone Therapy seminar Improve Menopause Symptoms and Improve Quality of Life which was held at Hotel Sahid, Jakarta, Wednesday (14/10/2009).

In order to commemorate the World Menopause Day 2009 which falls on 18 October,
Prof.. Ali reminded the importance of estrogen hormone therapy for menopausal women who experience a quality of life for the better future in his old age.

Unfortunately, awareness of the importance of this hormone therapy is still very lacking in Indonesia. "They would rather take tranquilizers, vitamins, or sleeping pills to cope with menopausal symptoms. He thought it would disappear, but the only panacea for menopausal hormone estrogen yes itself. Hormones can be given in pill form, tablets or patches by a doctor, "explained Ali.

What are the symptoms of menopause that?

There are 2 symptoms of menopause, a short-term and long term. For the short term, as Ali mentioned symptoms are often too hot (hot flushes), difficult to hold urine, fear of sex, and wanted to end life (depression).

"So if you feel cold husband, wife hot and sweaty instead. Or was ngantri would shake even dying for a pee. But the most complained of did not want to have sex again with her husband because her vagina was dry. Obviously aja sick, because estrogen is low, so is no more oil. So husbands and sincere please be advised if a wife refuses sex, rather than made-up but it will hurt it if you put a penis, "said Ali.

The long-term symptoms of brittle bones (osteoporosis), coronary heart disease, Alzheimer's (dementia), stroke, colon cancer, tooth loss and cataracts. To alleviate and reduce these risks, the estrogen hormone therapy is very necessary. But unfortunately only a few women who have the awareness to do this can be done but if you extend the life of life, reduce the risk of death and improve quality of life.

"Many say expensive, fear of breast cancer or other reasons. But hormone therapy is cheap kok and if consumed regularly, she could still fit, healthy and have a tight skin in old age and menopause," said Ali.

But now, the menopause has begun experienced by women in middle-aged. Pattern of unhealthy living is believed to be the trigger. Genetic factors could also be the cause, because when he was born, she was rationed eggs and the average female egg cell is 400,000 eggs until they reach menopause.

"Many women who come to the doctor complaining of symptoms of depression, fear of sex or bone pain. They do not realize that it is a symptom of menopause. When told that, they do not believe it because he's only 30 or 40 years," said the doctor graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany is.

According to the doctor who is also head of the division Imunoendrokinologi Dep. Obgin FKUI-RSCM it, now is a lot of menopausal symptoms experienced by women and mothers of middle-aged. That's because their lifestyle is not healthy when he was young. "The women today are a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, taking drugs weight loss, and all types of drugs. But drugs and toxic substances that can kill the eggs, because eggs are sensitive to chemicals. As a result they have a premature menopause, "said Ali.

Therefore, if you do not want to have a premature menopause, women should get a healthy lifestyle from an early age, especially during adolescence. "Banyakin source of food consumption of soy phytoestrogens, Bengkuang, papaya. Banyakin also moving, sports, sun since the age of 12 years," said Ali.

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