Menopause and its impact on women

The age at which it arrives may vary, but what is certain is that all women who reach adulthood will suffer the symptoms of menopause. According to estimates in the U.S., 6,000 women reach menopause each day, which amounts to a total of about 2 million North American women per year.

If to this we add that the life expectancy for women in the Western world is estimated at 79.7 years, it is possible for a 54-year-old woman to have a life expectancy as high as 84.3 years.

These figures for survival force the medical community to put the focus on processes such as menopause and other diseases which patients will have to live with for many years. Definition, causes and representative symptoms Menopause takes place upon a definitive cessation of menstruation. With regard to the average age that menopause is reached, it is currently between 51 and 52 years in developed countries. At this age, a woman's ovaries stop functioning (the process of producing eggs is stopped), which automatically results in a sharp decline in the levels of oestrogen (the hormones produced by the ovaries) in the body. This traumatic decline Read more

Being overweight may be a burden on our sex life

Obesity is a serious problem that affects a large part of the world’s population. The figures speak for themselves since, according to the WHO, more than 1,400 billion adults worldwide are overweight. It is a global problem that some experts believe should be considered a disease.

Some of the consequences that excess weight generates  in our body are severe, such as the following: -       Breathing difficulties, which may eventually lead to obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs when the air flow is reduced or stopped during sleep as a result of a narrowing or blockage of the air ways -       Heart problems caused by a build-up of fat in the arteries, which prevents the blood from circulating properly -       Increased levels of sugar and cholesterol and the resulting risks this brings about Effects on the libido and limitations in men and women One of the areas in which being overweight has a Read more