World Menopause Day [October 18] Wishes, Quotes
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.