18 October is World Menopause Day, which aims to raise awareness of menopause and make menopausal women aware of the support options that can be used to improve their health and well-being. If you are a female, you cannot escape menopause. Every woman will reach a stage in their life where menstruation no longer comes. Women enter menopause one year after the last menstruation. For many women, menopause can arouse various emotions. Women are happy that there are no more menstrual cycles. However, this can be devastating because it means that their childbearing age is over. This is especially difficult for women who enter menopause early.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is the time when menstruation stops in a woman’s life. It usually occurs naturally, most commonly after 45 years of age. Menopause occurs because women’s ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone.
Symptom of Menopause
When a woman does not have menstruation for a year, she enters menopause. Changes and symptoms can start years in advance. They include
- Cycle change-shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, more or less time between
- Hot flashes and/or night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Unable to focus
- Less hair or more hair on the face
Some symptoms require treatment. Discuss with your doctor how to best manage menopause. The doctor should know your medical history and family history to cure you properly.
History World Menopause Day
World Menopause Day was established in 1984 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Menopause Society (IMS) to spread awareness of this disease that affects women as they age. Menopause is a term used to describe the natural decline of female reproductive hormones, starting between the ages of 45 and 55, when the body goes through the last menstrual cycle. General symptoms of menopause can lead to increased anxiety and depression.
After menopause, women are more likely to suffer from diseases such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Most menopausal treatments focus on relieving symptoms because it is a normal part of aging and therefore is not a curable condition. This situation has not been studied as it should be, nor has it been discussed publicly. The establishment of World Menopause Day is seen as a solution to these issues by encouraging dialogue and research on menopause and its effects. As people around the world live longer, more and more women may experience menopause. It is important that we prepare for the possible effects of menopause so that we can live a better and healthier life.
Some Basic Menopause Facts
Menopause is a sign of the end of female reproductive ability. This is a natural process involving hormonal and physiological changes. Knowing what will happen can make the transition easier.
Menopause is not Sudden
For most people, menopause does not happen suddenly. This is a process, not a clear point in time. In a person’s 30s or 40s, the levels of estrogen and progesterone begin to decline, and the perimenopausal period begins. The menstrual period may become less regular until it stops completely.
Perimenopause Can Start in Your 30s
Perimenopause is the stage before menopause. It can last 4-8 years. During the perimenopausal period, the levels of estrogen and progesterone gradually decrease.
Most people Will Have Symptoms
Menopause is not a disease, but hormonal changes that occur can cause symptoms. These can range from mild to severe, and in some cases can cause discomfort and pain. Treatment can help control symptoms.
Menopause and Sex
Some people worry that menopause means that their attractiveness will decrease or they will not be able to enjoy full sex life. However, it can bring new meaning to sex because the need to consider menstruation and pregnancy diminishes.
The Body Still Produces Hormones
After menopause, the body will not stop producing estrogen. Estrogen plays a role in various basic functions, and the body still needs some estrogen, albeit in a small amount.
Menopause and Weight Gain
According to a medical study, most people gain weight before and after menopause, but those who are not overweight before entering menopause can usually be controlled by lifestyle measures.
Menopause and Stress
Many people say they have difficulty concentrating and remembering things during menopause. Some people call it “brain fog.” Stress is an important factor.
Pregnancy is Still Possible
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s reproductive age, but it is still possible to become pregnant around or after this period.
Menopause: a New Beginning
Menopause affects a person’s health and happiness, but it is not a disease, nor does it mean that the body will decline or grow old.
World Menopause Day Wishes
World Menopause Day is an important day to raise awareness about menopause and support those going through this transitional phase in their lives. Here are some thoughtful wishes and messages to acknowledge and offer support on World Menopause Day:
- “On World Menopause Day, let’s celebrate the strength, wisdom, and resilience of women as they navigate this beautiful journey of change.”
- “To all the incredible women facing menopause with grace and courage, may you find comfort, support, and love on this special day and every day.”
- “Happy World Menopause Day! Your journey through this transformative phase is an inspiration to us all. Keep shining!”
- “Wishing all the women experiencing menopause a day filled with self-care, understanding, and empowerment. You’ve got this!”
- “May World Menopause Day bring you the knowledge, support, and strength you need to embrace this new chapter of life.”
- “Cheers to the amazing women who are embracing the changes of menopause with grace and resilience. Your strength is an inspiration.”
- “Sending warm wishes to all the women on World Menopause Day. You are strong, beautiful, and capable of conquering anything!”
- “On this World Menopause Day, may you find joy in the wisdom that comes with age and the freedom to be your authentic self.”
- “Here’s to celebrating the beauty of women at every stage of life. Happy World Menopause Day!”
- “To the women going through menopause, you are like a fine wine – getting better with age. Happy World Menopause Day!”
- “May World Menopause Day be a reminder that you are not alone on this journey. Reach out for support, and let’s embrace this phase together.”
- “Today, we honor the strength and resilience of women as they transition through menopause. You are amazing, and you are not alone.”
- “Embrace the changes, celebrate your strength, and shine brightly on World Menopause Day and every day!”
- “To all the wonderful women experiencing menopause, may this day bring you comfort, understanding, and the realization of your own beauty.”
- “Happy World Menopause Day to all the incredible women who are navigating this journey with grace, courage, and a smile. You are inspiring!”
Use these wishes to show your support and appreciation for the women in your life who may be going through the menopausal transition. It’s a time to celebrate their strength and resilience.
World Menopause Day Quotes
“Menopause is not the end of the world. It’s just the end of your fertility, not your femininity.” – Dr. Christiane Northrup
- “Menopause is a time of self-discovery when you finally let go of the pressures of the world and become the person you were meant to be.” – Unknown
- “The ‘change’ is not something to be feared, but rather an opportunity to embrace a new phase of life with wisdom and grace.” – Unknown
- “Menopause is a journey where you trade the baggage of youth for the freedom of wisdom.” – Dr. Jackie Black
- “Menopause is an awakening, a chance to reinvent yourself and to live life on your own terms.” – Unknown
- “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity, and menopause is no exception.” – Albert Einstein
- “The most beautiful thing about menopause is the wisdom it brings, the self-acceptance, and the freedom to be your true self.” – Unknown
- “Menopause is a chapter, not the whole story. It’s an opportunity for renewal and rediscovery.” – Unknown
- “Menopause is a reminder that every phase of life has its own beauty and purpose.” – Unknown
- “Menopause is not an ending, but a new beginning. It’s a chance to bloom anew.” – Unknown
- “Menopause is the time when you truly come into your own, free from the constraints of youth.” – Dr. Christine Northrup
- “Menopause is a gateway to a richer, more fulfilling life if you embrace it with an open heart.” – Unknown
- “The wisdom of menopause is the gift of transformation and self-discovery.” – Dr. Christiane Northrup
- “Menopause is not a sign of fading beauty; it’s a declaration of strength and resilience.” – Unknown
“Embrace the change, for in the midst of menopause, you discover a new sense of self and purpose.” – Unknown
Feel free to share these quotes to inspire and empower women who are going through the menopausal journey or to raise awareness about the importance of supporting women during this phase of life.