Do you know what’s menopause? It’s a time in women’s life when her period’s stops that occur naturally in their early 40s or 50s. Menopause is not exactly a disease, but it’s accompanied by emotional and physical symptoms. When a woman attains menopause, there’s no longer fertility and their menstrual periods are ceased.
The symptoms vary from one woman to another, while some experience hormonal changes that are associated with the menopause transition. Some women tend to lose blood cholesterol levels and bone density. Menopause is likely to occur early in women who have never been pregnant and has smoking habits.
Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing the estrogen and progesterone hormones. Some women may feel happy and relieved when they attain menopause because there’s less chance to worry about pregnancy.
The physical symptoms of menopause include a change in periods, such as longer or shorter, heavier or lighter. It also includes hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and trouble in sleeping. Menopause has emotional symptoms, such as mood swings, a sudden feeling of loss or sadness, and slow metabolism.
If you’re facing any of these symptoms don’t hesitate to seek medical advice because it could be an indication of other illness. Make sure you have a regular check-up and have a word with your doctor if you notice any of these symptoms. Always remember prevention is better than the cure.
What are the ways to deal with menopause?
1. Reduce alcohol and caffeine
When a hot flash starts calm down take a deep breath in the nose and out from the mouth. If you face difficulty and seems the condition is getting worse have a word with your doctor.
Make sure you cut down the intake of alcohol and caffeine if possible make a note to keep a track of the caffeine and alcohol intake. Switch your alcohol habits with the sip of warm milk because milk can help you relax and help to provide sleep.
2. Help your body
During menopause hormonal changes can make your vagina dry and thin, which might result in painful sex. Make use of a vaginal moisturizer or water-based vaginal lubricants because it can help to improve blood flow and maintains the vaginal health. Learn some meditating techniques that can help to get some good sleep.
3. Mood swings
It’s common for women during the time of menopause and if you had a bad premature syndrome (PMS), the hormonal changes might involve in the mood swings to make it worse.
Make sure you perform some physical activities instead of taking antidepressant pills or relying on other alternative treatments for a mood swing.
4. On and off headaches
Migraines could be worse during menopause and sometimes it might show up with the hot flashes to aggravate your migraine. Keep a track of the things that triggers your headache and could be helpful to reduce the headache symptoms. Lack of sleep and food intake might be a reason for headache trigger. No matter your headache is frequent or occasional, talk to your doctor to prevent a migraine.
Keep yourself busy during the menopause phase
Try not to get exaggerated during the menopause phase because it can lead to stress and cause complications. Make sure you’re occupied in your favorite activity that makes you happy and stays calm. Women who experience more hot flashes might have some memory complaints. Learn things in which you’re interested or discovery new things that make your brain to take up the challenge in new ways, but don’t force yourself.