Menopause and the Quality of Life

Is it true that when a woman goes through menopause,her quality of life goes down? How is life for women who have gone through menopause? Let’s see the explanation…

Menopause is a stage of life that every woman must go through. Menopause is also called “the end of menstruation” and it is often seen as a terrible thing that happens to women. Most women start to feel the effects of menopause in their 40s, and they are at their worst at age 50. Between the ages of 40 and 50, women go through a time when their monthly periods stop and they start to change physically and mentally.

Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life that can’t be stopped. But menopause is the most stressful time in life for some women. When a woman gets to this stage, she worries about a lot of things. This worry comes from the thought that she will get sick, out of shape, and less attractive. Women do feel bad when they have this condition. When a woman goes through menopause, she can sometimes be shocked. dissatisfaction with the situation, lack of interest, feeling lonely, or even fear that your partner will leave you. So, knowing about menopause is important if you want to be ready for this time and keep your quality of life up.

Hormone Deficiency Symptoms

During the menopause phase, there are a number of symptoms and complaints that often make women feel anxious and depressed. This is because their hormones are changing in a big way, which makes them uncomfortable. There are two types of complaints and symptoms that come with the menopause phase: physical complaints and mental complaints.

The first step is physical complaints, which are called: 1) Periods that aren’t regular and come later or earlier than usual; 2) Stools, periods that come out a lot or not at all, 3) Vasomotor disturbances show up as blood vessels that get smaller or get bigger. 4) Feeling dizzy and having headaches all the time, 5) Sweating too much, especially sweating that will not stop, 6) Neuropathic pain or nerve disorders, among other things. Different women don’t always have the same complaints. This is because each woman has a different number of alpha and beta estrogen receptors.

Menopause symptoms include irritability, a mood that is uncertain, forgetfulness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, depression, nervousness, loneliness, impatience, tension, stress, and depression. There are also older people who have lost their sense of self-worth because they aren’t as physically or sexually attractive as they once were. They feel like their husbands and kids don’t need them and that they’ve lost their femininity because they can’t have children. This mood instability is caused by changes in hormones in the body, which are different for each person.

Misconceptions about Menopause

Most of the myths or beliefs about menopause that have grown up in society are so widely believed that they make women feel bad when they are going through menopause. Among the myths or wrong ideas about menopause are the following:

First, women who go through menopause are automatically thought to be old or that the time has passed. With the loss of the hormone estrogen, women will lose the things that have made them beautiful and something to be proud of.

Second, when a woman goes through menopause, she loses her sexual appeal and has less sexual activity. Menopausal women are thought to be unable to satisfy their husbands’ sexual needs. If women believe this, it makes them less sexual or stops them from being sexual at all, which makes it harder for husbands and wives to get along.

Third, a common misconception is that the time of menopause is the same as the time of mental turmoil, when symptoms like fear, tension, sadness, irritability, nervousness, stress, and depression start to show up.

Quality of Life among Postmenopausal Women

Quality of life is something that affects a person’s physical, emotional, and social health, as well as their daily activities. Menopausal women need to have a good quality of life. If a woman goes through menopause and has a good quality of life, she may feel well.

Menopausal women’s quality of life can be affected by a number of things, such as living a good life and working out regularly. Choosing the right diet, staying spiritual, taking breaks, and working out regularly are all examples of a positive way of life. Exercise will improve the quality of your blood flow, your breathing, your lymphatic system, and how fresh your organs feel. This is what helps women get ready for menopause and avoid the physical and mental problems that often come with it.

Social support is another thing that can affect the quality of life of women after menopause. Social support can be thought of as the degree to which people feel that other people care about them and show that they care by helping them and making them feel like they have social bonds with them. People will feel valued, loved, and like they belong to the community if they have social support. Postmenopausal women can get social support from their families, especially their husbands and kids, as well as from their friends and the community.

Social support includes external factors that can affect the quality of life of menopausal women. This form of support can be in the form of providing advice and information or helping to relieve complaints experienced by menopausal women. Apart from that, it can also empathize and provide encouragement so that menopausal women do not feel alone and the complaints that occur during menopause become light and familiar so that they can improve the quality of life for menopausal women.

It’s important to maintain a good quality of life. Your life will not get worse just because you’re going through menopause. Because menopause is caused by a drop in hormones, this can also be fixed with hormone replacement therapy. There are two kinds of hormone therapy. The first is estrogen hormone therapy (ET), which is usually given to women who have had a hysterectomy and are going through menopause (surgical removal of the uterus). Second, a combination of the hormones estrogen and progesterone, called EPT, is used to protect the endometrium and prevent uterine cancer.

With self-knowledge about menopause, a healthy lifestyle, social support, and numerous menopause prevention methods, women should no longer feel anxious and inferior due to pre-menopause physical and psychological changes.

Writer: Imarotuz Zulfa

Editor: Desy Putri R


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