Many women believe that menopause is a sign of aging. Doctors assure that this is a certain stage in a woman’s life, which does not affect femininity and sexuality. Of course, this period has painful symptoms, and the woman’s body changes, but all these changes can be controlled with the help of therapy.
The first sign of menopause is the absence of menstruation throughout the year. This period does not come abruptly, and the body signals the approach of menopause with various symptoms. Therefore, the premenopausal period can bring some discomfort to women. Typically, this period begins several years before the onset of menopause itself, at about the age of 45. Also, it’s should be noticed that every woman experiences menopause at a different age. It depends on genetics, the presence of gynecological diseases, and operations. On average, menopause occurs at 50 years of age. But, all cases are individual. Sometimes menopause comes at an earlier age (35-40 years), but as a rule, this is a consequence of a violation of the woman’s hormonal system or other diseases.
Also, lifestyle influences the appearance of early menopause. Women, who smoke and drink alcohol frequently, and are under constant stress, meet a multi-pause than those who have a healthier lifestyle.
Signs of menopause:
- decreased libido,
- discomfort during intercourse,
- vaginal dryness,
- weight gain,
- joint pain.
Women are afraid of the onset of menopause, as they are sure that their beauty begins to fade during this period. It leads to the onset of mental health problems and depression.
Most women experience emotional disturbances in the premenopausal period, such as:
- increased fatigue,
- feeling of depression
- mpaired concentration and memory are associated.
The reasons for this condition are hormonal changes during menopause.
Even though menopause is a natural process, it disrupts a woman’s comfort and ruins her life. Therefore, women should seek the help of specialists who will help them get through this period with minimal discomfort. A gynecologist and psychotherapist can tailor a course of therapy for you. If you decide to manage your symptoms on your own, there is a lot of information you will need to study to understand what you need.
You should pay attention to your lifestyle. If you are on the verge of a pre-menopause, you should improve your lifestyle, namely: sleep quality, reduce stress levels, exercise, eat healthy wholesome food. Also, you must understand that menopause is not a disease. It is the period when you should treat your body with awe and care. Therefore, do not be afraid to tell your loved ones about your condition. Their support will reduce your stress levels and make it easier for you to get through this difficult period.
Menopause symptoms can be of varying intensity. Unfortunately, more than half of women have high-intensity symptoms of menopause, and only about 15 percent of women have mild symptoms that go almost unnoticed. Overweight women have more intense symptoms than those with optimal weight. It is due to hormonal disorders in overweight people.
Doctors recommend that you follow some guidelines that can reduce the intensity of your symptoms. These include:
- wearing clothes made from natural fabrics to reduce the intensity of sweating,
- weight loss (in case of excess weight),
- physical activity,
- to give up smoking,
- taking medications, including hormone therapy, which are prescribed only by a doctor.
Please note that a woman should consume a sufficient amount of protein and fat during this period, while simple carbohydrates should be minimal or completely excluded. See a dietitian who can calculate your diet correctly so that you can maintain the balance of all the nutrients in your body through food.