- Created by: Teegs_Skyee
- Created on: 10-06-20 16:58
What generally happens is...
At their peak of physical fitness.
Manual dexterity also at peak.
After age twenty-eight, will start to slowly decline.
Also, at this point we would expect a female to also get pregnant.
Ages 19 to 25
- Height - you get taller
- Muscle mass increases
- Peak physically
- Peak fertility
- Higher energy levels
Ages 26 to 31
Decline in fertility
What is lactation?
Breasts preparing milk.
What happens in pregnancy and lactation?
- Periods stop
- Could get diabetes
- Gain weight
- Swollen feet
- Increase in progesterone - maintains the pregnancy as it allows egg to bury in uterus
- Increase in oestrogen - sickness, fresh hair, fresh skin
- Shape of breasts change - gets circular
- N*pples darken/ sensitive
- Frequent urination
Perimenopause - definition and explanation
The perimenopause lasts around 4 years.
In our forties, women gradually make less oestrogen.
Her ovaries will stop making eggs.
Perimenopause - symptoms
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Loss of libido - libido = sex drive
- Vagina dryness
- Mood swings
- Trouble sleeping
- Urine leakage
45 – 55 The Menopause
This happens in early adulthood into middle adulthood.
Lasts maybe five years.
Large reduction of fertile eggs in ovaries.
Results in some shrinkage of sexual organs and sometimes a reduction in sexual interest.
Ending in menstruation.
Reduce oestrogen and progesterone.
May have problems like osteoporosis - where bobes become brittle and fragile.
Gonadotropins tries to produce eggs, body at conflict, causes irratibility, hot flushes and night sweats.