Menopause is a natural process that occurs because of a decrease in the function of the ovaries, which also control oestrogen production and usually occurs between the ages of forty-five and fifty-five, although it can occur much later, or much earlier. It occurs when a woman has her final period and this is confirmed when a woman doesn’t have a period for twelve consecutive months. Most women experience natural menopause, but some may experience artificial, or premature menopause. Artificial menopause usually follows a medical intervention, such as a hysterectomy, radiation treatment to the pelvic area or the removal of the ovaries. Premature menopause refers to when a woman stops menstruating before she is forty years old and can occur due to smoking, heredity or exposure to chemicals.
A woman can experience a variety of menopause symptoms including:
- hot flushes and night sweats
- mood swings
- dry skin and hair
- weight gain
- vaginal dryness
- bone density loss
- changes in libido and sexual enjoyment
There are a variety of menopause treatments, both natural and medical, that can help alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
DermaSilk in Menopause
DermaSilk clothing can offer a positive benefit for women going through the menopause. Firstly, the silk has the ability to help reduce the irritation associated with dry skin and will help to maintain a healthy skin – much the same as it does in eczema.
Secondly, DermaSilk worn at night can help reduce the adverse effects of night sweats since the silk fabric can absorb up to 1/3rd of its own weight in moisture before it feels damp. This moisture becomes locked away in the core of the silk and means that the skin stays drier for longer and so there is less likelihood of you waking during the night because you feel damp.
Thirdly the briefs are helpful in calming Vaginal Atrophy. This is a rather common condition, sometimes referred to as vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA) or atrophic vaginitis, which affects many women, most often following menopause.
DermaTherapy in Menopausal Symptoms
You may also find DermaTherapy Bedding useful in helping to reduce the discomfort caused by night sweats and overheating and therefore aiding a restful sleep. Click on www.dermatherapybedding.co.uk to find out more about this clinically proven product. Normal everyday bedding that carries a Class I Medical Device status.