Hysterectomy and Menopause


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For some women, a hysterectomy is necessary to remove a cancerous tumor or stop the pain caused by endometriosis. If you have had a hysterectomy, but did not have your ovaries removed, then you will still go through menopause. Even though you do not have a monthly period, the ovaries will still be affected by the estrogen level decrease in the body. You will experience hot flashes and other symptoms. Only women who have had their uterus and ovaries removed will not go through menopause. This type of surgery is often called surgical menopause.

Having a hysterectomy, even though necessary, can still leave a woman with many questions. For instance, you may see symptoms of menopause appearing much earlier than usual. This is because menopause has begun earlier. There are many symptoms of menopause, and you should visit your doctor to see if menopause has started. Many times, women do not experience too many symptoms. This will vary from woman to woman. This is why it is important to be seen by a doctor.

It is important for all women going through menopause to eat a proper diet and exercise regularly. Getting the proper amount of vitamins each day will help maintain the body and keep symptoms of menopause from causing too much of a disturbance in your life. Having regular check ups by a doctor is also important especially if you had a hysterectomy due to cancer. Taking care of oneself will help you stay active, stay happy and enjoy life.

Jeanette Pollock is a freelance author and website owner of menopausedomain.com . Visit Jeanette's site to learn more about hysterectomy and menopause .


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