Menopause Symptoms In a Woman

Menopause or change of life marks the time of cessation of menstruation. In some women it stops abruptly and in others it stops gradually, becoming less and less over a period of a year or longer until it finally stops altogether. In some, the menstruation will stop for many months, then return for a few months repeatedly, and finally disappear for good.

As long as there are no hemorrhages and no black looking clots and tissue fragments, and the woman feels well, there is nothing to worry about. The menopause may come any time be-tween the ages of 40 to 50. Sometimes it occurs sooner than 40 and sometimes later than 50. I have delivered some women of babies past their 5oth year.

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A woman who has not been using at coholic beverages, has not smoked, has not been on starvation diets for reducing purposes, but who has lived up to a correct hygienic code, sustained herself on an adequate diet, and managed to live a peaceful and contented life will usually suffer no unpleasant symptoms at the menopause.

She may experience some flushes or excessive perspiration for a while, but it will not disturb or upset her normal way of life and she will continue to be the happy and youthful individual as ever before.

The best way to act at this period until the system adjusts itself to its second youth without menstruation is to get plenty of fresh air day and night, get plenty of sleep by going to bed not later than 11:00 P.M., have a warm shower daily with a brisk rub down using a Turkish towel; cut out excessive fats and sweets from the diet and eat plain and nourishing foods generally.

She should drink plenty of water and keep the bowels active daily; this is really how she has presumably lived up to the time of the menopause. However, it is more important to observe this mode of life from now on, if she wishes to feel well, look young and live long.

Small doses of thyroid are sometimes advisable
Menorrhagia 615 in cases of irregularity of bleeding before the periods stop altogether, or if other symptoms such as tiredness and headaches are present

Endocrine System Definition

ENDOCRINES (DUCTLESS GLANDS) The several ductless glands are distributed in different parts of the body, and secrete chemical substances known as hormones or internal secretions. They act in unison and harmony with each other, in their common purpose of controlling, coordinating, and stimulating all vital body functions, such as secretion, metabolism, growth, and reproduction.

In their united and harmonious way of affecting the body functions they are similar to the nervous system, except that the nervous system accomplishes its mission through a network of wires (nerves) which really carry electric currents, while the ductless glands accomplish their purpose by a wireless system of throwing minute quantities of powerful chemical substances into the blood and lymph channels (vessels), and in that fashion reaching and affecting every tissue, organ and function of the body.

The secretions of these glands are absorbed directly by the small blood and lymph vessels in the ductless glands, without passing through ducts or secretory tubes as is the case with all other glands; that is why they are called the ductless glands.

When any one of the ductless glands is affected by underdevelopment or over development, by excessive secretion or deficient secretion, certain well-known and serious diseases or profound changes in the body are produced. There are still in the body many more internal secretions or hormones of which we have no knowledge or understanding. Some of the known internal secretions are discussed below.


Pituitrin is one of many hormones secreted by one of the most vital glands in the body, the pituitary gland, which is situated in the skull below the brain and just above the back part of the nasal cavity. The posterior portion or lobe of this gland secretes pituitrin, a hormone known a long time, which regulates the contractions of the involuntary muscles of the intestinal and genito urinary tracts.

Extracts of animal pituitary glands have therefore come to be used in medicine as an injection to in-crease labor pains or contractions of the uterus, thus hastening delivery. The several hormones secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland have been discovered more recently; they are known to control the growth of the bones and regulate the activity of the male and female sex glands, influencing menstruation, ovulation and lactation.

Overdevelopment and increased secretion of this lobe in childhood causes the phenomenon of gigantism or increased growth of the bones. The next time you go to the circus and see a 10-foot giant you will know how he got that way.

Midgets suffer from a lack of this secretion. Increased activity and secretion of the anterior lobe in mature persons causes a disease known as acromegaly, in which all the bones of the body, Instead of growing in lenghth, become extremely thickened.

You have probably noticed such people, with unusually large, protruding jaws, heavy brows, high heads, thick, stubby fingers and extremely broad shoulders.

Encephalitis Treatment

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by infections in other parts of the body, by metallic poisons like lead or arsenic, by poisonous gases and fumes, by alcohol, syphilis, tuberculosis, or by parasites of trichinosis or malaria. It may also follow acute or chronic ear infections.

It usually starts with a severe headache, nausea and vomiting, high fever, sleepiness, dizziness and delirium. The patient may develop convulsions and paralysis of various parts. The patient must be kept in a perfectly quiet and darkened room with head elevated, and an ice bag over his head.

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He should be given a liquid but nourishing diet. The sulfa drugs and penicillin save many of these patients. There is a form of encephalitis called the "lethargic" which occurs as an epidemic now and then. This form comes on slowly and gradually, about ten days after exposure to the germs or virus of the disease.

Lethargic encephalitis often makes an invalid of the patient, with some symptoms lasting months after the attack. The fever in these cases is not high; but the patient is forever drowsy, has disturbances of vision and may develop various tics and tremors like in St. Vitus's dance.

They often suffer from various mental disturbances. This type is easily confused with many other disease conditions, and it takes much ingenuity to tell them apart. Nor is the cause of the various types of encephalitis known. It may be a germ or virus.

The best one can do about these dangerous diseases is to prevent being attacked by them, by the methods indicated under the topics Empiric, Hygiene, Infection and Immunity.

 Endarteritis is an inflammation of the inner lining of an artery. If the artery of a limb is affected, gangrene may result. But most cases of acute endarteritis of a small artery recover with no serious consequences. Focal infections and rheumatism may cause it. Chronic cases are caused by tobacco, alcohol, syphilis or tuberculosis. The cause needs to be given attention in all cases. Large doses of Vitamin "E" are now used successfully in these chronic cases. This Vitamin taken in doses of 75 milligrams three times a day is said to prevent gangrene.

 Endemic refers to a disease which occurs in epidemic form and is more or less always present, but is confined to only a certain locality or only among a certain people, as pellagra in our South, and cholera in India. Epidemic refers to a disease attacking large groups of people at the same time but is not confined to a particular locality, and may spring up in any part of the world. If a disease does affect many parts of the world at the same time it is called pandemic.

Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. Sometimes the disease is confined to the valves of the heart, and at other times the lining of the entire heart is affected, often extending to the muscular structure (myocarditis) and also to the outer covering (pericarditis).

There is one form called malignant or ulcerative, which is a rather serious condition. Since the disease usually follows some already existing infection in another part of the body, like rheumatism, gonorrhea, syphilis or a streptococcic infection, the disease will be recognized by an increase and prolongation of the fever, by the appearance of a murmur at the apex of the heart, by the more rapid and weaker pulse, by an increase in the white blood cells and a decrease of the red blood cells, by shortness of breath and by general weakness of the patient.
Both the sulfa drugs and penicillin are now used at the same time. Penicillin is given in very large doses, even as high as a million units per day, and many of the cases which were hopeless years ago are now recovering under the miracle drugs.

But it still is better to prevent all infections by hygienic living, by keeping infections out of your body, by not coming in personal contact with infected persons, by keeping your hands and the rest of the body clean, eating clean, fresh and freshly prepared food, not over-working yourself to exhaustion, not exercising too much, getting enough sleep and fresh air, and keeping away from alcohol and tobacco.

Chair massage Therapy

Massage is the manual manipulation of the body tissues in the treatment of disease and following injuries. Massage is only one modality in the great field of physiotherapy.

It is used for the purpose of relaxing spastic muscles, for relieving pain and for stimulation of circulation, thus removing the deposits of swelling and congestion.
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It is most useful for relieving local conditions in affected parts of the body. Those who make you believe that general massage will cure everything that ails you are out to sell you something.

Those expensive places where you are rubbed, massaged and exercised under the pretext of making a new man or woman out of you are doing more harm than good. Most of the people visiting these emporiums need much rest and walks in the fresh air rather than the strenuous paces they are made to go through.

A good many people suffering from slight heart affections, a little rise in blood pressure or a mild affection of some other vital organ are definitely injured by these workouts. It may give them a sense of wellbeing for a brief while, but in the long run it hastens a crisis.

Massage when indicated for some local or general condition, as advised by a doc-tor, must be given in a most gentle manner. If it causes pain, it is either wrongly administered or the patient does not need it. Massaging a painful, inflamed or infected part will cause positive injury and aggravation of the condition. Always massage from the outer parts toward the center of the injured spot.

Start massaging the healthy tissue by gentle stroking with the whole hand which is lubricated with a cream or oil. As the tissues relax and the patient feels no pain, move the hands closer to the swollen part.

This, kind of massage is helpful for reducing swellings and deposits after injuries and for resting and relaxing injured muscles. Deeper rubbing and friction massage is useful in cases of neuralgia. This kind of massage is given with dry hands, that is without using oil on the hands.

To relieve congestion of muscles, kneading and pressing with the fingers is often resorted to. But all forms of massage must not cause pain. There are some other forms of massage, such as vibrating and slapping, but these are better done by electric vibrators than by hand.

People suffering with tumor, skin disease, infections, hysteria and brain ailments should not be massaged. Sexual perverts should not be massaged either.

potato nutrition facts

Potatoes contain about 20% of starch and very little protein and fat. They also contain Vitamins A, B, C and G, and the usual minerals, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron and an extra large amount of potassium. Their nutritive value is best preserved by cooking or baking in their jackets.
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Cooking as soup is another good way of preserving their nutritive value; and that way of preparing is very good for sick persons, especially for fever patients. In cooking potato soup, first boil the water with salt, then put the potatoes into the boiling water.

If you slice the potatoes thinly, they will cook more quickly and very thoroughly. Potatoes are the most easily digested of all vegetables. Sweet potatoes contain more carbohydrates than white potatoes and are esneciallv rich in Vitamin A, but lack the vitamin G.

They also contain considerable potassium and more roughage

Pott's Diseases syndrome

Pott's disease is a tuberculous inflammation of the bones (vertebrae) of the spine mostly affecting children. If neglected, the bones of the spine soften and become sloughy, forming an abscess. Deformities of the spine and many other complications result.

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 Pott's disease of the spine may give rise to symptoms in other parts of the body, depending on what part of the spine is affected. If the spine in the region of the neck is diseased, the child will complain of pains and numbness in his hands and of irritation in his throat and difficulty in swallowing.

 If the spine in the region of the chest is diseased, the child will complain of pain in the chest and will find difficulty in breathing. If the disease of the spine is in the abdominal region, he will complain of stomach pain; and if the lower part of the spine is diseased, he will complain of trouble in the bladder.

The child will be unable to jump and play in his usual manner and will walk stiffly, as if he were afraid to move his spine, like a person walking on ice.

Never wait for all the classical symptoms to develop: when a child complains of pain in the spine and of any of the difficulties mentioned, have him receive a thorough examination and an x-ray of the spine.

 If you cannot afford a private doctor, take him to a clinic or to the tuberculosis and health organization in your neighborhood. Waste no time. Tuberculosis.

Tonsils and Adenoids

The tonsils are 2 glands, similar in structure to lymph glands. They are situated on each side of the throat between the 2 curtainlike folds of mucous membrane (pillars of the Fauces).

The tonsils are supposed to be traps for bacteria, but we still do not know their true function. We do, however, know that they become easily infested by bacteria because they have open crypts or depressions where infected material will stick, just as around the margins of the gums.
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The tonsils are rich in blood vessels and are directly connected with the lymph vessels; therefore, an infection of the tonsils easily spreads to the rest of the body and is one of the most common causes of rheumatism and rheumatic heart disease, and also of infection of the kidneys and other organs.

The surest way of preventing tonsil infections and the consequences is to follow the rules of personal hygiene, keep the hands clean, and eat clean food which has been handled and prepared by clean hands. Eat only in restaurants where all tableware is sterilized. See  Tonsillitis.


The sense of touch resides n the skin,mucous membranes, teeth, nails and hair. The eyelashes are very sensitive to touch. The sensations of touch are carried to the brain by the sensory nerves. The sense of touch also includes the sensations of pressure and weight, the sensation of heat and cold, as well as the sensation of pain.

Some parts of the body are more sensitive to touch than others. The tip of the tongue is most sensitive and will distinguish 2 touching points at 1/24 inch apart; the palm and palmar surface of the fingers will do the same at 1/12 inch apart; the rest of the body varies between 1/2 inch on the back of the hand and about 2 inches at the back of the neck and chest. .


Toxemia usually refers to presence of the products of bacterial poisons in the blood. But the blood may contain toxic products from tobacco, alcohol, drugs and also poisonous products formed in the body from perverted chemical reactions or from constipation, from obstruction in the bowel, bile or urinary tract, and from other pathological conditions in the body. See Eclampsia, Septicemia.


When bacteria multiply they produce toxins which get into the blood stream and cause toxemia. Decomposition of organic matter (animal or vegetable) also results in toxin production and if taken into the body decomposed organic matter will cause a toxic state.

The excretory products of metabolism when retained in the body will act as toxins, and so will poisonous drugs.