Menopause is a physiological phase in the life of women, who, around the age of 50, end the menstrual cycle and, consequently, are no longer fertile. This is a stage that all women face and for some it can become a real torture. The changes associated with menopause significantly affect women’s lives.
Climacteric is the period that precedes and follows menopause. It is a little-known phase, but it must be taken into consideration. It is caused by ovarian impoverishment and decreased estrogen production. We can say that the climacteric prepares or warns women about what is going to happen: menopause.
We have all heard talk about hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, physical changes and it is at this point that sexual problems start to manifest themselves, something to be reckoned with.
What psychological symptoms are associated with menopause?
So what should we say about women who suffer from early menopause? Despondency, depression and many other psychological symptoms characterize menopause.
During menopause, the mood changes considerably. This is a problem not only for menopausal women, but also for the people around them. Misunderstanding is emerging. Anger increases for no apparent reason and even being susceptible becomes a habit.
Do not worry! It’s normal. Once menopause is accepted, everything will be fine. Mood alterations are emphasized by the rejection of this stage of life, so all you have to do is accept it. No woman can avoid it.
Anxiety is very common in women who are in menopause. It is linked to the fear of experience such symptoms as hot flashes in public. Go out? What if I’m too warm? And what if I start sweating excessively? These thoughts increase anxiety, women are afraid that the symptoms of menopause will occur at the least opportune moment. They cannot avoid suffering from anxiety.
With all these symptoms, women are extremely irritable. Anything, however insignificant, can bring them “on the verge of exploding”. Sensitivity to noise and saying offensive things to others unintentionally are just some of the examples we can do to illustrate the irritability of women during menopause.
Due to hot flashes and night sweats, the sleep cycle may be altered. Problems such as sleep apnea or complete lack of it may occur. Difficulties in resting can cause anxiety and considerably increase irritability. This can compromise social and family relationships.
Decline in sexual desire
During menopause, various problems occur that can lead to a decrease in sexual appetite. Dryness and loss of vaginal elasticity, the excitement that is late in arriving, the decrease in muscle tension are all problems that can lead to weakened sexual desire. Female Viagra (sildenafil) may help restoring libido to pre-climacteric levels, but a consultation with a sexologist or gynecologist is needed.