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Overcoming fear of menopause, by Goodness Ogbor

Aisha Buhari

It is often said that, “women suffers many things”, it could be true women suffer more than men especially when it comes to the issue of menopause. Menopause has often be describe as “kill-Joy”, women suffer from menopause but men do not.

Menopause is a period after a woman had not menstruate for a period of 12 months. In recent time, women are scared of reaching menopause but they forgot that menopause is a natural change in a woman’s life and the end of her fertility.

Studies have shown that menopause transition which is also known as “Perimenopause (around menopause), involve both the period leading to menopause itself.

Most women start menopause in their 40s, while some in their 60s. in most cases, menstruation ceases gradually because of erratic production of hormones, a woman may skip menstruating abruptly almost overnight, as it were.

Every women experience in menopause is different, says menopause guild book. It also states: “The most common menopause related discomfort is the hot flash sentiment called a hot flush”, which may be followed by a cold chill. Those symptoms can disrupt sleep and sap energy. But the discomfort varied in women.

According to the menopause book, “some women get a few hot flashes for a year or two around the time of the menopause transition. Others suffer for many years, and a very small percentage report occasional hot flashes for the rest of their life”.

Because of fluctuating hormones, a woman may also experience depression and mood swings, resulting in weeping as well as poor concentration and lapses in memory.

Living a simple lifestyle will help reduce some discomfort. Many women benefit from changing dietary, such as limiting or even avoiding  alcohol, caffeine, and spicy or sugary food, which can trigger hot flashes. It is very import to eat well, which means having a balanced varied diet.

Exercise can also be a big help in reducing menopausal symptom. For example, it can reduce insomnia and foster significant improvements in mood, as well as in bone strength and health. Whereas, communication is vital, meaning that opening up to trusted family/friend will help them not worry too much when they notice changes in their body.





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