Menopause: A Natural Phase in Every Woman’s Life

· February 24, 2017

There comes a time in every woman’s life in which maturity comes knocking. And menopause is the hand which turns the knob and lets it in. Thus, we’re talking about a very important physiological moment with such transcendence that it tends to incite the reflection and organization of other areas of life.

At first, our bodies start to experience changes that we may not understand, or may even hate. But, with acceptance and a positive attitude, menopause can become a symbol of wisdom that can help us guide those who need our experience.

Symptoms of menopause 

We all know some of the symptoms of menopause. The symptoms, especially in the first stages, tend to generate certain resistance. Because in a way they are a sign that we are getting, inevitably, older. This initial symptomatology brings to the front of our mind something that is happening all of the time: time is passing.

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Some of the symptoms are as follows:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles, especially in the stage of pre-menopause.
  • Dizziness, sweating and palpitations caused by sensations of sudden heat and anxiety.
  • Vaginal dryness that can generate pain during sex.
  • Emotional changes, which can end up being a symptom of depression if it isn’t treated in time.
  • Changes in metabolism, which usually results in an increase in body fat. In this sense, you have to keep in mind the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
  • Osteoporosis, that is to say, the loss of the amount of bone we posses due to its decalcification.

“Maturing means accepting the impossible.” 
-Javier Sanz-

If your body shows symptoms of menopause, don’t panic. Take your time, visit your doctor and, if needed, don’t hesitate to seek help from a psychologist. Additionally, the support of your family and loved ones is a fundamental part of facing this new stage, which will affect your life physically and psychologically.

How to prepare for its arrival 

The worst part of menopause might not be the actual menopause. Instead, it could be our psychological preparation of accepting that we are one step closer to old age. However, isn’t it true that a big part of being “old” is all about your attitude?

The most important thing is to be aware that, while it’s true that you are getting old, you have also lived through a lot. And now it’s time to take care of yourself physically and psychologically. Daily exercise, at your own pace, eating right, and living in a relaxed and healthy manner can help much more than you think it can.

“Forty is the mature age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.”
-Victor Hugo-

But, above all, having a positive attitude is the key to facing menopause. Reaching physical maturity doesn’t have to mean mental exhaustion. It’s all a matter of strength and awareness. Admitting that your body has evolved is the greatest symptom of health imaginable.

Another key to keep in mind is patience, due to the fact that a corporal change like menopause is not an easily acceptable one. Thus, ask your loved ones to be patient with you. And, above all, give yourself time to adjust as well.

Menopause: a sign of wisdom

Accepting that menopause is a step towards maturity is a sign of wisdom. The path that you have taken throughout your life has undergone a metamorphosis. It has evolved, gone from learning to wisdom.