Menopause begins in the late 40s or early 50s and it happens to every woman. Menopause brings with it an array of symptoms like vaginal dryness, mood swings, thinning of hair, hot flashes, etc. It can feel like a nightmare in the beginning but it's not. You might find it difficult to believe that menopause can have a positive impact on your health. Not all symptoms caused by menopause are negative, some physical changes could change you for the better.
Here is a list of positive changes menopause brings with it.
No More Hormonal Headaches
Hormonal headaches are the headaches that women experience during their menstruation. The fluctuating levels of estrogen and progesterone during your menstrual cycle trigger menstrual headaches. According to a report, over 70 percent of women suffer from menstrual migraines that coincide with menstruation.
But after menopause, the number of these hormones (estrogen and progesterone)decrease in the system causing a significant decline in hormonal headaches.
End of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Before periods even start, you experience a host of emotional and physical changes from irritability to pain in the legs and headaches to food cravings -- all of it. But once you’ve hit menopause, you are free from these symptoms. PMS disappears after menopause.
No More Periods
No more periods mean no more fussing over heavy bleeding or pads or menstrual cramping. Some women are not able to go out when bleeding is heavy, menopause provides relief from that. And just before hitting menopause, women experience irregular periods, making it difficult for them to keep a track on their menstrual cycle. Menopause puts you out of this misery.
Don’t Worry about Uterine Fibroids
Due to the presence of high level of estrogen in the body, the chances of developing fibroids (uterine tumours) may increase. If symptoms of fibroids such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pain and pressure on the bladder are present, doctors recommend surgery. Fortunately, fibroids stop growing as estrogen levels decline after menopause.
Other Things to Keep in Mind Post Menopause
Your body goes through some major changes when you reach menopause. While you reap all the benefits, you should keep in mind that some things can even go wrong post-menopause. There are a few steps women in post menopause must take to stay healthy and keep diseases at bay.
- Do not smoke or drink alcohol
- Cut back on sugar and salt.
- Curb the habit of drinking too much caffeine.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Eat foods low in cholesterol and saturated fat.
- Eat calcium and vitamin D for your bones.
- Exercise every day to keep yourself fit.
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