Menopause is a natural process which comes in every woman’s life after reaching a certain age. For a majority of women, menopause occurs between 45-55 years of age. Obesity, menstrual depression and mood disturbances are problems invariably associated with menopause. Coping with the emotional impact of menopause is vital for a woman’s physical as well as mental well- being.
Menopause is a condition when the production of the important reproductive hormones, estrogen and progesterone decreases considerably leading to a variety of changes in the body of a woman. This in turn affects the production of serotonin in the brain. Fluctuation of serotonin which is also known as the happy or feel-good hormone causes several emotional disturbances such as anger, depression and mood swings. Every woman needs to deal with the emotional impact of menopause so that she can have better control over her body, mind and her life.
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s child bearing ability. Although, it signifies aging, it is not the end of life and happiness. Women should learn to cope with the emotional impact of menopause.
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