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Endometrial Hysterectomy and Symptoms of Menopause

When a woman goes through the last stage of her menstrual cycle, there's typically an endometriosis lining inside the uterus that will be dumped. This is called menstruation and comes out as blood.

However, there are times when the endometrium tissue is growing in another place besides the uterus. Thus, it lies in the issue of endometriosis. Endometriosis will react to the body's hormonal signals that it is time for the woman's monthly period.

When a woman's period is in the process of beginning, the tissue will build up, break down and finally be eliminated through her cycle. After all treatments for endometriosis have been exhausted, surgery is the final solution to the problem. For most women, that usually means a hysterectomy.

For most women, ovary removal can throw them into menopause. This occurs because there isn't a lot of estrogen or testosterone in the body. Thus, the symptoms of menopause begin.

An In-depth Look Into Common Menopause Symptoms After A Hysterectomy

There are many symptoms of menopause. However, here are six commonly known symptoms in great detail. It's important to note that if any become bothersome that a woman should contact her physician for further treatment for the condition, if possible.

Bone Density Loss - When a woman undergoes endometrial hysterectomy or is going through menopause, it's not uncommon for her to lose some bone density. While there is no known reason to the loss of both testosterone and estrogen, it's thought to be caused by the woman's age or the inability to consume the calcium into the bones from the weakened digestive system.

Hot Flashes - This symptom is considered to be the woman's first sign of menopause. It's not uncommon for women to suffer hot flashes before menopause, but it is most common for women who are going through menopause and after a hysterectomy to experience hot flashes. Why did hot flashes occur after a hysterectomy?

The ovaries would product levels of estrogen but with them removed, there are low levels of estrogen, which lead to the overproduction of a stimulating hormone. From that, the hypothalamus, which gauges your body's temperature, malfunctions leading to the woman's hot flash.

Insomnia - This condition is quite common in women who have endometrial hysterectomy. Insomnia is the difficulty of falling and staying asleep or a woman who has irregular sleep patterns. It's believed that the decreased melatonin levels contribute to the insomnia.

Mood Swings - Many women experience mood swings especially when they've had their ovaries removed or are going through menopause. The body's low amount of ovarian hormone leads to this common menopause ailment. Researchers stipulate that mood swings occur because of the stress in life's circumstances instead of the hormones.

Vaginal Dryness - When a woman's estrogen levels drop off, the moisture levels in her vagina also decrease, making intercourse painful along with suffering from itching and stinging.

Vaginal Shrinkage - When a woman has low amounts of estrogen in her body, it can cause the tissue around the vulva and vagina to become dried out and thin which then leads to loss of tissue elasticity.

Other menopausal symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Aches and pain
  • Bladder problem
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Shrinking of breasts

 

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