Menopause marks the end of the menstrual cycle in a woman’s life. Women in their menopausal stage experience various symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, frustration, hot flushes, night sweats, urinary incontinence, and tiredness, as well as various other health issues. These symptoms are the result of hormonal changes and can affect women’s wellness both mentally and physically.
Menopause and common physical symptoms
It is obvious that menopause affects the reproductive system where the ovaries cease to produce eggs, but it also affects bone health where women could be at higher risk of bone density loss. In addition to this, women in the menopausal and postmenopausal stages are also at risk for coronary artery disease. This could be due to low estrogen levels, increased blood pressure, or decreased physical activity.
Effect of menopause on mental wellness
Hormonal changes can have an emotional impact. They could lead to mood swings, irritability, anger, low self-esteem, and increased emotional sensitivity. There is a high probability that most women tend to experience anxiety and depression. Lack of sleep or disturbed sleep due to menopause-related symptoms can worsen mood disorders and impair cognitive performance, which further aggravates emotional instability.
Managing the symptoms of menopause
Menopause is a natural process in a woman’s life. Symptoms and changes associated with menopause can be managed with proper support and guidance. Talking to a healthcare provider can be of great benefit during this stage of life.
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