10 Reasons to Celebrate Menopause

10 Reasons to Celebrate Menopause
December 21 11:26 2020 by admin Print This Article

Menopause is a normal human process that marks the end of a woman’s fertile years. This is a time that women should take up new challenges in life and live life to the fullest. Unfortunately, due to age-old superstitions and myths, menopause has gotten a bad reputation and is greeted with dread.

Why is menopause feared?

Women experience menopause between the ages of around 45 and 55. It causes changes in a woman’s body which may cause discomfort. Common menopausal symptoms include:-

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss
  • Irritability

Bodily sensations and reactions that accompany menopause can be overwhelming and sometimes even embarrassing. This has given rise to a negative image associated with menopause and women have, for far too long, looked at menopause with dread. It is time to start celebrating the menopausal years.

Embracing the next chapter

It is true that some symptoms of menopause can be challenging. But advances in obstetrics and gynaecology offer many ways for women to cope with these physical, mental, and emotional changes. With a little help from their gynaecologist, women can start looking forward to the positive aspects of menopause.

A welcome release from monthly troubles

No more menstrual cycles

Say goodbye to fussing with pads, worrying about stains and painful menstrual cramps.

No more PMS

It is a relief to not have to deal with the physical and emotional symptoms associated with PMS anymore.

No more menstrual migraines

It would be a welcome change to not have to endure debilitating menstrual migraines every month.

A time to step boldly into the future

Menopause occurs in women around a time when their lives are changing in terms of home and work. Children have become independent and financial goals would have been achieved, so this is a time of liberation and freedom and to take stock of the future.

Take on a challenge

This is an empowering time in your life.  It could be the best time to switch careers, perhaps turn a lifelong hobby into a business. Women have more financial control and confidence now to take on these challenges. If there’s something you’ve been putting on hold, there’s no time like the present to try it out.

Take time for yourself

Many women spend a lot of their time looking after other people, be it their partner, their children, or other members of the family. This is the time to take care of yourself and do the things that you have always dreamed of doing. It could be travelling to new places, learning an art, climbing a mountain, or running a marathon. Go after what you want.

Gain confidence in yourself

Many women go through life comparing themselves, physically and mentally with other women and coming up short. All this fades as life evens out in the menopausal years. Postmenopausal women find great joy in making new friends and rediscovering old ones. It is a truly liberating experience to meet people on an even keel.

A time for love

Many women find that their relationship with their family becomes better. Partners and children have matured too and it is easier to get along with and find common ground with spouses and children. The stress that accompanies bringing up your own children gives way to the joy of spending quality time with grandchildren.

Financial freedom

By this time in their lives, women find the stress of financial burden decreasing as children earn for themselves and all the investments that they have made start paying dividends. It is easier to enjoy life and do all the things you want to do without having to worry about the financial implications.

Time for self-care

All through life, women tend to put their health second to others in their family. Now, it is time to look after your health. Taking care of yourself now will ensure that you grow into your twilight years healthier and with less health problems. It is important to take the time to do regular health checkups like mammograms, pap smears, check blood levels, etc as well as address any new health problems immediately.

It is also important to lead a healthy and active lifestyle so that you can walk into your menopausal years with a confident stride.

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  1. Prashanthi
    June 04, 05:38 #1 Prashanthi

    Yes.rightly said., menopause is a time to step boldly into the future.

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  2. Vanathi
    June 30, 06:30 #2 Vanathi

    This is an important article that not only the women at that age should be aware of but also their family members so that they can provide the emotional support!

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