When a woman’s reproductive life ends around fifty years of age, she experiences the natural occurrence of menopause.
Menopause is a biological process. It’s not a disease but what makes it problematic for women is their ignorance in dealing with the symptoms of this natural process.
1. Mood swings:
In menopause, due to a drop in estrogen level, women can experience sudden mood swings which include irritability, feelings of sadness and lack of motivation.
For no specific reasons, menopause is capable of making women angry. I’ve observed this extreme anger in my mother’s mood, for example, in order to get rid of her temper, she used to drop things on the floor in a state of extreme anger.
2. Cholesterol issues:
Doctors are not sure about the exact reasons but during menopause, levels of Cholesterol in a woman’s body may increase. Now, it’s very important to understand the severity of this issue because it can lead to several heart diseases in women.
2.1 Get some advice from trained medical professionals:
It’s important to note that in this critical phase of a woman’s life, They should not shy away in relating their symptoms to experienced medical professionals.
Before seeing a senior doctor, my mother went to a gynecologist who after listening to her symptoms smiled and said, “Don’t you worry, just keep your prayer mat ready for Namaz because now is a time for you to concentrate on Ibadat.
In no case, was there any attitude problems from any doctor and later when my mother went to a senior doctor, she not only prescribed her medicines but also asked her for a complete blood test which revealed an underlying symptom of high Cholesterol in her body.
3. Digestive issues:
Most of the times, women during menopause experience severe digestive issues. Eating certain types of food can create issues of bloating and diarrhea.
3.1 Healthy Diet:
A high intake of water is highly recommended. Too much caffeine in the form of tea is never good in the case of menopause.
4. Hot flashes:
During menopause, the most irksome experience which a woman has to bear is the occurrence of hot flashes. With a severe form of sweating and redness on the face, hot flashes can get really bad
4.1 How to deal with hot flashes?
In developed countries, there are some types of jewelry items which helps it keep cool around the neck. It’s advisable to wear light clothes and drink lots of cold water but at times, hot flashes simply won’t go without the help of medicine.
My mother who is fifty-four-years of age has been experiencing all the bad symptoms of menopause for the last four to five years. After consuming some medicines, she’s feeling better but the thing which annoys her is the state of forgetfulness.
5.1 Forgetting simple things is natural:
Sometimes it a bother but being forgetful during menopause is natural. A woman should not worry about this too much.
In these past years when my mother started experiencing all the bad symptoms of menopause, I as a daughter tried to make it more comfortable for her.
Changing one’s lifestyle and adopting constructive hobbies is also really important.
Today, As I’ve matured and can understand the problems which a woman has to face in the menopausal phase of her life, I can now recall that my late grandmother who got widowed at a young age had to face all these symptoms alone. At that time her daughters were married and weren’t aware of all the difficulties of menopause.
It’s for sure that menopause is not a disease and what makes it difficult to face is our lack of ignorance. Most of the times, it happens that mothers due to their lack of interaction with technology won’t be able to become aware of latest literature regarding symptoms and treatments in their menopausal stage of life.
Daughters can play an effective role in this regard and husbands should understand the importance of their support and courage, which their wives requires from them at this stage
It’s in the nature of a woman that she hesitates to visit a doctor and it’s her husband’s job to take his wife to a doctor for the betterment of her health.
Symptoms of menopause vary from woman to woman. For some, it’s painful while for others, they don’t feel anything.
Whatever the case may be, women instead of ignoring should understand that this stage in her life demands that she should change her lifestyle and be ready to take care of herself.