Mental Health And The Menopausal Woman

Symptoms Of Menopause

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There are numerous physical and mental symptoms associated with menopause. Some of the physical symptoms women may experience include hot flashes, sleep problems, sweating profusely at night, fatigue, frequent urination, weight gain and a decrease in metabolism, irregular periods, and dryness in the nether region. Emotional symptoms include mood swings, irritability, tearfulness, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, the development of or an increase in a variety of phobias, feelings of despair leading up to menopause, as well as depression and anxiety. Another common physical and mental symptom is a decrease in sexual desire, which can also damage a woman’s self-esteem. All of these symptoms vary from woman to woman, as each body is unique and reacts differently when going through this natural process.

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