Menopause and Mental well-being
Problems and origin
One of the major women’s health issues they have to deal with at an older age is the increased rate of depression. Some symptoms of depression may include anxiety, mood swings, tearfulness, irritability, and feelings of hopelessness, this will eventually lead to menopause. Studies indicate that symptoms of menopause such as night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, and hot flashes may in one way or another affect elderly women mood and health. During early menopause, women tend to experience a drop in estrogen levels. This is another possible cause of bad temper. Generally, a combination of hormonal changes and menopausal symptoms is the main cause of mood swing.
However, not all changes in moods can be associated with menopause. For instance, if you are going through some emotional issues that are interfering with the quality of your normal life, it is vital to discuss them with a professional doctor. Discuss in details, the issues that may be affecting your day-to-day life. There several other things, which may cause feelings of depressions and worry during menopause, for example;
- Smoking Cigarettes.
- Failure to do exercise
- Financial difficulties
- Loss or lack of employment
- Having feeling of dejection before menopause
- Being pessimistic about menopause and becoming older
- Constant worry about the future
- Being in miserable relationship or failure to be In a relationship
- Lack of social support from family and friends
- Feelings of disappointment because you can longer bring forth children
Womens Health tips during menopause
- Take some physical exercises for about thirty minutes every day of the week. Avoid overworking yourself and look for different ways you can relax and easen daily hassle. You can try to read a book or even spend quiet time in the house.
- Ensure that you get enough sleep. Go to bed early and wake up at the same time day after day. Keep the room cool and dim. Only use your bed for sleeping and making love . Avoid taking alcoholic or caffeine drinks and large meals before going to bed.
- Join a women support group where you can discuss about women health with other women friends .You may also consider visiting a counseling institution to have a one on one talk with a professional about the issues you are going through.
- Seek medical advice from your doctor and ask him or her whether there are medications or a therapy that can help you get through such situation.