Welcome to Menopause
What is physically happening to the body? The body is ageing and the childbearing age is coming to an end, while the ovaries will gradually stop producing estrogen and progesterone. The ovaries stop ovulating so pregnancy is not really possible at that point (hip hip hooray!). This is an end of the whole Menstrual era, the end of one phase in life and the beginning of a new one that you have most definitely earned.
Are there any physical changes? The most notable change is that women stop receiving their monthly period (no need for Menstrual products).
Though It must be noted, it does not all happen in one month, it can take between six months to a year, the period flow can be very strong or you may find that a month or 2 later there is barely any menstrual blood, but It is most definitely not regular. When there is less Estrogen the calcium is not absorbed from the food we eat as efficiently as it used to, so it is crucial to add calcium and vitamin D to your diet or take different supplements.
Most women will feel sad when they’re period stops, as it is the end of our childbearing age, but there is also a huge relief here, don't you forget. No more periods to worry about and no more worries about getting pregnant. At this point, the children are usually out of the nest and it is a time to celebrate life again and enjoy all the great delights this new age and era have to offer.
Symptoms of the menopause
- Hot flushes.
- Night sweats.
- Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Low mood or anxiety.
- Reduced sex drive (libido)
- Problems with memory and concentration.
- Change in weight as metabolism slows down, the weight addition would mainly concentrate in the middle.
Are there any extraordinary vaginal discharges? Usually, there is no extraordinary discharge, and if there is, go and see your doctor.
More often than not, women find that the main issue is not the Vaginal discharge, but vaginal dryness. There are multiple products in the market to help overcome this issue.
How do you cope with menopause in a natural way? There are many ways one can cope with it, to start with it is not an illness, it is another stage in life. Some women have no symptoms and some do, we can help by eating a diet that is rich in estrogen for example soybean.
There are also different supplements and natural solutions in Chinese medicine formulas. Regular exercise will keep your body in good shape.
Many of us would opt out to HRT-Hormone Replacement Therapy and this is fine, some will take it for a year while some will continue taking it for longer. It is important that when you are taking various hormones that visit your gynecologists' regularly and go for breast mammography
How is your mood affected? Some women have no issues and life continues as usual just getting better as there are no periods, some will have something that will resemble PMS for a short or long period of time. It is advisable just to accept and welcome the change. Meditation or medicinal help can also be a part of the solution.
What are your recommended affirmations for this time in life? Accept it and welcome the change. Life is full of surprises and the world is your oyster enjoy and celebrate life.