Are you 50 and still wish to age gracefully? Here is an opportunity to age gracefully with homeopathy. Menopause a phase when your menstrual cycle stops at a certain age, and, some women, may experience discomforting symptoms during this period. Menopause is a normal transition in women, and every woman may experience its symptoms differently. Some women may experience barely noticeable symptoms, while other females may experience significant changes. In some cases, menopause and reduction in the estrogen hormone can cause a major impact on mental health. It may become hard to cope with health.
Estrogen and Menopause
The end of the menstrual cycle in women is called menopause. 5 to 10 years period before menopause, when estrogen and hormone levels begin to drop, is called perimenopause.
Hormones are messengers in the body that start and stop the physical and chemical functions in the body. During menopause, estrogen depletion can cause a combination of hormonal and biochemical fluctuations in the brain, nervous system, and body. Various medical studies reveal that hormonal fluctuations and changes in the levels of estrogen can interact with chemicals in the brain, thereby affecting the mood. Due to the depletion of the hormone levels or estrogen levels, women may experience the following symptoms:
- Night sweat
- Hot flushes
- A memory loos
- Emotional distress
- Mood changes
- Feeling of sadness
- Lack of motivation
- Difficulty in focusing
The Connection between Menopause and Depression
Many women experience mood swings during perimenopause. Many women may also experience high and low moods which might make them cheerful at times or sad at times. These mood swings are often linked to the fluctuating hormonal levels of estrogen. Depression may also result from the physical and emotional affections of a person. It is an emotional disorder that needs natural therapy to take care of it. Also, research suggests that women having severe PMS (premenstrual syndrome) at a young age are more prone to mood swings in adulthood or old age. This is very natural in all women and needs to be taken care of naturally through homeopathy. Women with a history of clinical depression are more pore to menopausal syndrome
Social Factors Affecting Mood & Depression
Besides the known effect of estrogen level, other factors can also influence mental health. The phase of life is often burdened with emotional stressors, such as the change in job or life, changes in the career, change in the behavior of children, or health concerns, the effects of which you may need to reevaluate during menopause. When you look at the potential effects of menopause and social pressures, this period can sound overwhelming. But, remember you can always talk to your GP and can work out the cause of mental concern and depression to take care of it. The fluctuation of ovarian hormone is a natural process and should be taken care of with medicines stimulating ovulatory mechanisms, but it also needs to be taken care of by stimulating natural hormones in the body. Changes or transition of the perimenopausal stage to the menopausal stage is a slow transition period. There are marked vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats with nocturnal awakenings, flushing, and sweating with the sensation of heat, along with the feeling of anxiety and mood changes alternating with depression, and, sometimes, followed by chills with fever. Depression is accompanied by palpitations in which the patients get anxious and depressed, thereby experiencing mood changes that cause mood swings. There are many menstrual experiences and changes which are experienced by the majority of the women. For women who experience natural menopause, the vasomotor symptoms gradually diminish over time. On the other hand, women who have undergone surgical menopause, who go through menopausal stage after removal of ovaries, experience the menstrual problems which settle with age.
Initially, women, who go through the menopause stage of depressed mood with an emotional disorder, such as feeling low and like crying, were described as climacteric melancholia. However, over time, medical researches and studies reveal that different factors, such as hormonal changes, socioeconomic status, race, family, or prominent premenstrual disorder, may be responsible for it. A treatment suggestive of natural therapy is required to stimulate natural hormonal secretion which helps in the transition of the menopausal stage, which is a quite natural stage in a woman’s life. We should respect that stage of life and help every woman age gracefully with homeopathy – a natural mode of treatment.