Menopause (626.0) is by definition the cessation of menstruation and fertility, after, (1) year of amenorrhea (626.0) (Buck, 2012) from the menstrual cycle. The average according too, some statics women in the United States begin around 8 - 12 years of transition (Goldman, 2000) (Buck, 2012).Menopause is a natural female biological process (628.0). Some studies have shown that due to changes combined in the atrophic endothelial site in the vaginal region have shown changes characterized by thinning of the endometrial endothelium, decrease ability to produce lubrication with sexual arousal. This reduced sexual drive (799.81). The condition that happens as a result of menopause (626.0) is, associated with dyspareunia (306.5) (Buck, 2012). For some the decreased circulation of blood flow to the vagina can also, be responsible for loss of secretions.
Some of the various symptoms of menopause (626.0) can range from, physical to emotional. Such as, a roller coaster of emotions feeling sadness and loss regarding no longer is being able to reproduce. (http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/menopause-symptoms-types) In the beginning (626.1), irregular menstrual cycles, vaginal dryness, night sweats, and weight gain with slowed metabolism (627.2) http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-edge-newspaper-2013/jan-04b.html) (Buck, 2012). Studies have shown that, certain anti-depressants in the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’S) (E947.8) can decrease the effects of hot flashes. These are sometimes prescribed for women who cannot take estrogen for other health reason. Although hormone replacement therapy (V07.4) (Buck, 2012) is most effective but, it is just not an option for some women in getting relief from the side effects of menopause. Fertility ends however, you can stay...