Menopause, which usually happens in a woman’s late 40s or early 50s, is a normal biological process that signifies the end of her reproductive years. Confusion and misunderstandings can arise from false information on life transitions such as menopause, which makes it difficult to approach new phases with confidence. Pranasakhi program from Prameya Health debunks all the myths surrounding menopause and helps you successfully navigate this important transition in life.
So, let’s look at the myths and facts surrounding this transitional phase in women's lives.
- Menopause occurs unexpectedly: Menopause is a gradual and long-term process where a woman experiences 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. Hormone fluctuations cause a range of symptoms throughout the perimenopause, the preceding period up to menopause, which can extend for several years.
- Same symptoms for all women: Menopause symptoms might differ considerably from woman to woman. Some people may go through it with little discomfort, but others may suffer from a variety of symptoms, such as mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, and libido changes. The diversity of experiences can be attributed to lifestyle choices, genetics, and general health.
- Women’s reproductive system is solely impacted: Menopause can impact various aspects of a woman’s health beyond the reproductive system. Hormonal changes during menopause can raise the risk of osteoporosis and impair cardiovascular health, metabolism, and skin elasticity.
- Weight gain is unavoidable during menopause: Although hormonal changes may play a role in weight gain, it is not the same for everybody. Maintaining a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise helps in weight management and lowers the chance of developing further menopausal health problems.
- HRT (Hormone replacement therapy) is the sole treatment for menopausal symptoms: Menopausal symptoms can be effectively managed with HRT, but it’s not the only treatment available. Lifestyle changes such as eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, and controlling stress, help in reducing the symptoms. Furthermore, some women find relief through alternative therapies and non-hormonal drugs.
- Less sexual desire occurs after menopause: Hormonal fluctuations may impact desire in some women, but this is not a common occurrence. The dynamics of relationships, general health, and mental well-being are all important factors that influence sexual desire both during and after menopause.
Thus, comprehending the myths and realities surrounding menopause is crucial for women. It promotes a more knowledgeable and encouraging attitude by eliminating misunderstandings and valuing personal experiences. Pranasakhi program from Prameya Health helps women deal with menopausal challenges efficiently with a holistic approach.