The Human body is a wonder of nature. We can see, feel and create just by virtue of possessing a sophisticated physical being. From the moment we are born, our bodies enter a state of continuous growth and development. The process of maturation starts with infancy and doesn't stop until the end of life.
An essential highlight of physical growth is hitting puberty as an adolescent. However, we aren't here to talk about the start of sexual maturity but rather the opposite. Menopause defines that period in a women's life when they stop having menstrual cycles due to progressive hormonal changes.
World Menopause Day
The International Menopause Society (IMS) celebrates World Menopause Day every year on the 18th of October to educate and spread awareness regarding menopause. It is usually seen in women in their 40s or 50s and is caused by a decline in reproductive hormone levels. If you are already aware of what menopause is, you may also be familiar with some of the common symptoms associated with it. Some of them are trouble with sleeping, anxiety and mood swings, hot flashes, dry skin and hair, vaginal dryness, etc.
The risk of developing osteoporosis significantly increases after menopause as well. It is a medical condition in which the bones weaken and are more prone to fractures. As mentioned previously, menopause is associated with changes in hormonal levels. The decline in estrogen synthesis post-menopause results in increased bone loss which leads to osteoporosis. To highlight this aspect, the IMS has declared Bone Health as the theme for this year's World Menopause Day.
How to prepare yourself
While it may seem daunting, menopause is a natural process and most certainly not an illness or disease. Doing the basics like having balanced meals, regularly exercising and getting adequate sleep can help make the transition easier. Eating foods rich in calcium is a good way to deal with postmenopausal osteoporosis. To prevent bone loss, you could also use one of our Ayurvedic formulations like the Orthokey Gold Malt or the Othokey Gold Capsules. Both products mentioned here are rich in Yogendra Ras, a powerful rejuvenating agent. They are also helpful in dealing with imbalances in the Vata dosha, which become much more marked with a decrease in bone density.
For a more general approach, try out the Nari Sondarya products. The Nari Sondarya Malt and Nari Sondarya Capsules were created to help women with their reproductive system's health concerns. Both have a wide range of curative properties and can help ease the onset of menopause.
Some Common Myths regarding Menopause
To help you better understand menopause and debunk some common misconceptions surrounding it, check out the list below.
- It is a disease – Menopause is just another stage in life. Sure it may be responsible for a few symptoms, but it usually does not negatively impact life for too long.
- It marks the end of your sex life – It is possible to have a healthy sex life post-menopause. You may, however, have to facilitate it some by using lube.
- Periods stop immediately – This is only true for a tiny percent of women. Most women will begin to experience periods that are different from their regular periods and gradually stop menstruating.
Rather than being treated with fear and ignorance, menopause needs to be accepted for what it actually is. A biological change that marks the beginning of the next phase of life. But on a deeper level, this transition is so much more than just physical. Such a transition is felt not only in the body but also in mind and the soul. It is up to you to mould yourself in the fire of change to emerge better