A woman’s health, happiness, and overall quality of life are all greatly affected by this change. Women’s social lives, according to 33% of them, have been affected by the outcome of menopause.
Women are more prone to psychological side effects such as sadness, anxiety, insomnia, and exhaustion in addition to the usual physical symptoms (such as hot flashes and night sweats). Mood problems add to the difficulty because they can make you feel more irritable, have trouble concentrating (or “brain fog”), and lower self-esteem, all of which can impair your ability to cope yours in general.
Break the silence? You don’t have to go through it alone. Talking about your symptoms to family or friends can help you get the help you need right away. Whether it’s confiding in your partner or bonding with a friend, it can help you feel less isolated and boost your mood.
More than that, can your close family prove to be an important support system in so many ways? socially and emotionally, including understanding how symptoms affect your daily life. They can also help by bridging the communication gap and even by being more supportive at home. This can help you do more things or aid in your lifestyle changes like participating in your daily exercise routine.
Emotions of menopause
Breaking the silence at home can also give you the confidence you need to see your doctor about any discomfort you’ve experienced. In addition, there are many treatments available to address symptoms associated with menopause, so you should consult your doctor.
Protect your mental health? Menopause can profoundly affect your daily life by leading to mood swings, lack of motivation, stress, and mental health problems5.
Before menopause, hormonal changes in women usually begin in their 40s and last about four years or even up to a decade. This stage can overlap with significant mental health effects. During this transition, the incidence of depression doubles, and women are more likely to experience panic attacks. In cases of severe impact on a person’s daily life, professional help should be sought to manage this.
Common mental health-related treatments include counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy, which can help you manage menopause-related anxiety8. This addresses your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which can also be linked back to the intensity of your physical symptoms8. To manage stress levels, you can also try relaxation techniques including mindfulness meditation.
Start a conversation at work? During menopause, 45% of women have difficulty at work due to reduced productivity. If you feel isolated, drained, or unmotivated, talking to your co-workers and colleagues can be the first step toward feeling more comfortable at work.
Try starting a conversation about how your symptoms are coming to your day job? you might end up getting feedback from people with similar experiences and how they managed that. Also, take steps you think might help, including taking breaks when possible or using a desk fan to reduce hot flashes.
Building a support system in your workplace can help you better manage your symptoms and take charge of your health and career.
Looking for community support? Support system? maybe friends, family or other women in your community or social circles? provides a powerful and empowering way to connect and interact with people going through similar experiences.
“The menopausal transition can be an extremely challenging time for women. At Abbott, we are committed to changing lives for the better through our healthcare solutions. and by promoting patient-focused initiatives for holistic care.With independently run menopausal care centers, raise patient awareness of programs and platforms doctor-patient interaction, we intend to foster meaningful conversations so women can be empowered to fully embrace this phase of life and live it to the fullest,” said Dr. Karan Kumar, Chief Medical Officer at Abbott.