What is Menopause? | Can Menopause be helped Naturally?
Posted on Mon, 03 Apr 2017
Are you a woman between the ages of 40 and 55 who frequently experiences hot flashes and menstrual irregularities? If so you may be going through menopause.
Menopause is defined as the period in a woman’s life in which the menstrual cycles cease. This typically occurs between the ages of 40-55 years. However, some women may reach their late-50s or even early-60s before they completely stop having menstrual cycles, and some women are fully menopausal by the time they reach their mid-40s. During this time, ovarian production of egg cells stops and the woman is no longer fertile. Three consecutive months without a menstrual cycle or a mean menstrual cycle longer than 42 days may be indicative of impending menopause if you are in this age group. After menstrual cycles have stopped for a full 12 months without any other biological explanation the women is considered to be menopausal.
Typically, a woman’s life can be divided into 3 phases of reproductive aging: a pre-menopause or reproductive stage, a peri-menopausal transition state that begins in the mid to late 40s and may last several years and then post-menopause. Menopausal transition can be considered a dynamic period in a women’s life where changes to the menstrual cycle occur and manifests itself as a multitude of symptoms.
The incidence of menopause is on the rise globally, coinciding with the aging population. Studies have shown that approximately 6000 women enter menopause each day in the US, a number that will continue to increase as the female demographic ages. Currently, women are spending on average 40% of their lives in this post-menopausal state, and therefore challenging symptoms that accompany peri and post menopause can impact the quality of life for many women.
There can be a lot of discomfort during menopause with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, depression, and impaired memory that can be concerning and challenging, and are experienced by a majority of menopausal women. Other symptoms such as mood changes, urinary incontinence, and sexual dysfunction occur at lower frequencies. Therefore, improving symptoms of menopause to improve quality of life is of great value to women experiencing this transition.
KGK Science in London, offering expert assistance through human clinical trials since 1997, is currently conducting a clinical research study on a new herbal supplement that may have a positive impact on improving quality life in peri and post-menopausal women. These plants are native to southeast Asia and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. KGK’s clinical trials are conducted under the direction of a Medical Director and Principal Investigator. All studies are reviewed by an independent ethics review board, Health Canada and follow Good Clinical Practice. We are currently looking for participants who would be interested in being a part of this exciting new research.
All records relating to your identity and study participation are confidential as required by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Each study has its own guidelines – eligibility criteria. To ensure the strongest results, researchers want study participants to be alike in key ways. Examples of eligibility criteria for a treatment trial might be age, gender, weight/height ratio and/or your previous medical history.
To participate in KGK’s clinical research on menopausal symptoms, you must be a woman between the ages of 40 to 55; experience irregular menstrual cycles within the past 3 months, cessation of menstrual period for at least 3 months in the past year, or cessation of menstrual period for at least 12 months; and experiences menopausal transition symptoms such as hot flushes, sweating, sleep disturbance, migraine, anxiety, vaginal dryness, or sexual problems. Additional information will be determined upon telephone screening. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for you to join this clinical trial, other than your travel expenses to and from the clinic site, parking at One London Place will be validated, and participants will be compensated up to $600 for their time.