Menopause is a normal medical condition that all women experience at some point in their lives. It usually occurs with women between 45 and 55 years old. There are some cases in which menopause manifests earlier than normal in a woman’s body, affecting some even before the age of 35, what is known as early menopause.
What is Menopause
Menopause is the condition that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive period and, therefore, it is a period often surrounded by doubts and uncertainties about her own body and also how it can affect a woman’s emotional state.
Doubts arise because rumors and myths about menopause are diverse and surround the lives of women within our society. It is true that menopause causes some problems and consequences for your body and mind, not least because it is one of the states where a woman’s hormones are working at full speed. As with menstruation and pregnancy, menopause also carries its dangers and certain precautions to be taken.
But don’t get carried away by myths and stories that tell by word of mouth. At the same time that there are problems that arise with menopause, there are also solutions that can help you control all these adversities and make you have a normal day to day even in such a troubled period of your life.
We have prepared a list of the main problems of menopause and the solutions so that you can solve or control them without major problems. They are:
Symptoms of Menopause
- Excessive heat
- Mood changes
- Lack of sexual desire
All of these problems are normal symptoms that all women experience to a lesser or lesser extent. So don’t despair. There is a bad side and there is also a good side, it is just another phase of your life at the end of everything.
This is perhaps the most well-known and most confusing problem in menopause. Women who are experiencing this usually feel intense heat , even if the temperature in the room is low.
This happens due to the reduction of progesterone , a hormone that, among other functions, is responsible for controlling the thermal center of the female organism. Despite being the most common symptom of menopause, not all women experience this heat and the intensity can vary from woman to woman, this is due to food, physical activities that each practice and the quality of life of each one.
How to solve the heat problem?
Even though not all women suffer from this symptom, it does exist and should be taken care of if it bothers you in any way. One of the forms most recommended by gynecologists is HRT, the famous hormone replacement therapy .
THR works so that your body’s balance with hormones is not so grossly lost and most of the time it works very well. However, there are some restrictions for doing this type of treatment, such as:
- Women with a history of breast cancer
- Women with liver problems or a history of liver disease
- Women with heart disease
- Women with previous hormonal disorders
The restrictions exist because HRT can have consequences such as breast cancer , for example, although the risk of happening is low, women with these problems are advised not to undergo therapy. As for other women, the chances of having consequences are relatively small and gynecologists usually recommend.
ATTENTION: Each case is different. It is only possible to state that you should undergo therapy after undergoing a thorough analysis. Do all the tests before your doctor asks before taking any action on your own.
One of the consequences of excessive heat at menopause is night sweats , which ends up causing insomnia or great difficulty sleeping. But menopause insomnia does not happen just because of that, stress, irritability, anxiety and all the physical discomfort experienced by women going through this phase, contribute to some women having trouble falling asleep during menopause.
How to fight insomnia?
One of the most important things is to keep your bedding light, but that makes you comfortable to sleep. This way you can relieve the heat, don’t bother with sweats so much and don’t feel uncomfortable at the same time.
Freeing the mind of any worries is also a good start. Try to make bedtime the quietest part of your day , without distractions or any other thoughts that can fill your head. Some types of teas, such as lemon balm, and natural tranquilizers are good options for relaxing before bed.
Very sensitive time, too angry time with everyone, sad time for no specific reason. This is more or less how some menopausal women feel. One of the big problems that happens when so many hormones are changing inside the woman’s body is the constant change of mood. Even though it affects some more than others, this is a menopause problem that can be easily and calmly solved.
What is the solution for mood swings?
There are several things that can help to deal with this problem. Playing sports like Yoga , for example, is a great remedy to relieve stress, in addition to increasing the level of neurotransmitters that produce a feeling of well-being and relaxation.
In extreme cases of mood swings or continued sadness, a woman should seek the help of a doctor to verify that these symptoms are not the cause of some other dysfunction, disorder or illness, such as depression or anxiety disorder.
Lack of sexual desire
It is very common to happen to women who are going through menopause, despite many concerns. It is natural that after menopause sexual desire turns out to be less than it used to be. This is due to the low production of progesterone in the woman’s body after this phase.
How to solve the issue of libido?
To find solutions to menopausal problems, many women turn to hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, which we have already mentioned here. It can help in the problem of a woman’s lack of sexual desire, however, you should not despair because of that, it is something normal and that happens to all.
The sex drive almost never stops , because the function of sex in people’s lives is not just playing. It also means well-being and quality of life.
Preventions for menopausal problems
All women arrive at menopause someday, so it is important to know that you can prevent some of these problems, so that they arrive weak or not even reach you during this period of so many changes in your body. Having a good diet and exercising regularly is a good help for those who want to have a more peaceful menopause.
No matter what solutions or preventions you find for menopausal problems, it is important not to worry so much about a period that is part of any woman’s life and that does not pose major health risks .
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.