Menopause is a biological process in a woman’s life that marks the end of the menstruation cycle. When a woman attains menopause, she no longer has her monthly periods. However, this change is accompanied by a number of physical and emotional changes as well. Menopause naturally begins for a woman in the late 40s to early 50s; however, sometimes due to various reasons, menopause begins early in life. Though it is a natural biological process, menopause can also be induced as a result of certain medications or surgeries. However, a lot of myths and facts revolve around this and it is important for every woman to understand these.
Myths and facts about menopause:
Myth – Menopause cannot begin earlier than 40.
It is very well known that most women attain menopause in the late 40s, however, this is not entirely true.
Fact – There are certain instances where menopause can begin in the mid to late 30s due to medical reasons such as premature ovarian failure.
Myth – Menopausal women don’t need the use of contraception. It is obvious that with menopause there is no chance for a woman to conceive and there is no need for a woman to use contraception.
Fact – Even with menopause, the use of contraceptives is suggested until one year after the periods have ceased for women over 50 and two years for women below 50.
Myth – Periods stop instantly.
Some women believe that once in the menopausal age, the periods stop suddenly; however, that is not true.
Fact – It is a gradual process and there is a perimenopausal stage where women experience symptoms that are indicators marking the beginning of menopause.
Myth – Hot flushes are the only symptoms experienced during menopause
The most common belief is that only hot flushes are the symptoms that a woman experiences during menopause.
Fact – A woman experiences a plethora of symptoms such as insomnia, mood swings, weight change, severe headaches, vaginal discomfort, itchy skin, and many more.
Myth – There is no treatment for menopause symptoms.
As stated, most symptoms experienced by a woman in and around the menopause stage are distressing and a common understanding is that no treatment exists and a woman has to suffer through the symptoms.
Fact – There are various treatments available; however, yoga and meditation have been proven as effective and holistic ways to manage menopause symptoms.
Myth – Reduction of sexual drive
One of the most common myths is that menopause causes a decrease in sex drive and can impact the relationship.
Fact – Menopause does not cause any changes in libido; however, if a woman experiences any changes, it is due to hormonal imbalance and can be addressed.
The menopause stage just indicates a change in the phase of life of a woman. However, a woman can still prepare for new possibilities, new challenges in personal and professional life, maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, try out a sport, play a game, go on adventure, travel, and do much more without the fear of symptoms. The preparedness to manage these symptoms can help a great deal. Prameya Health caters to the needs of a woman through this phase of life. We have structured programs designed by our experts to help manage these symptoms and empower women to make the change.
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