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The Unique Woman: Psychological Effects and Ways to Keep the Body Healthy

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Three Psychological Effects on Women During Menopause:

Menopause is not only a physical factor but also impacts the mind. The cessation of menses sends some signals and concern to most women, mostly those who are not well informed about the subjecting energy. We need to remember that what goes on in our minds can also affect our bodies, as what goes on inside our bodies can also affect our minds. Therefore, psychological issues are important to consider during menopause.

These stages in a woman’s life can be extremely difficult and disturbing as the body goes through significant changes, bringing an end to the youthful part of womanhood while dealing with the surprise challenges that lie ahead.

Change in Temperament:

For many women, menopause is linked with a sudden change in temperament. They may become irritable and hot-tempered. They may feel as though their husbands have less interest in them than they did before. They feel that they are no longer as attractive as they once were. It is crucial for men to understand their wives as they pass through this stage. Oftentimes, men do not have an awareness and do not understand what their partners are going through. This can create a lot of tension and division of families. Education on this stage of life is very important.

Feelings of Depression, and Anxiety:

Menopausal woman may experience feelings of depression and anxiety accompanied with nervousness. This may be caused by a conscious awareness that they are aging. Some scientists have said that estrogen nurtures both the mind and body; therefore, a decline in estrogen may result in depression, nervousness and even forgetfulness. Whatever the cause is, it is very important to reassure menopausal woman that there is hope for them and this will pass.

Menopause as a Sign of Old Age:

Some women perceive menopause as sign of aging, getting old, being unattractive and not in style. It may also bring some women face to face with the agility of the husband during this time of menopause.

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