Better Health Centre |+| Menopause




Menopause – think of it like this - it marks the beginning of the rest of your life!

Menopause symptoms – what to expect.

What is commonly referred to as ‘the change of life’.

Menopause for some women can be a most challenging time physically, mentally and relationship wise.

Generally speaking it occurs from the late forties to the early fifties in western women although it can occur anywhere between the ages of thirty and sixty.

The gradual decline of the ovaries’ function creates symptoms of the menopause and this can include irregular periods for several years leading up to the menopause itself. This is known as the climacteric or peri menopause.

Some of the symptoms you might experience are listed below:

  • A loss of libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes - which can also cause night sweating
  • Headaches
  • Itching or burning sensation in the skin
  • Forgetfulness
  • Fatigue
  • Joint pains
  • Irritability and anxiety
  • Sudden increase in facial hair
  • Dry skin and or sudden onset of wrinkles
  • Excessive sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause depression.

Some fortunate women breeze through menopause without any emotional changes at all.

But for others, the mood swings and the painful stomach cramps they may have suffered whilst menstruating will be gladly swapped for the menopause, which they could find to be a far more tranquil time than their menstrual cycles provided.

Anxiety menopause

Menopause is a natural thing that happens to all women. It’s just one of those things you can’t escape from in life. It’s something that can cause bothersome symptoms in many women, but it is nothing for you to be fearful of.

Your overall approach and attitude to menopause will most definitely determine your total menopausal experience.

There are certainly going to be days when you are not feeling well or you are quite emotional due to the lack of estrogen in your body. These are natural feelings and may leave you feeling a little on the low side.

Try to look beyond these things and think about the big picture – your family, loved ones and your future.

Often it is difficult to get the male partner in a relationship to understand the changes a woman faces in her body. It can also be just as difficult to get him to empathize with and understand those changes that are going on in your body.

As with all relationships, good communication is the key to dealing with menopause.

To maintain a strong, loving and lasting relationship partners must discuss with each other as often as possible the the coming event of Life with Menopause.