Menopause does not only occur to women, men can also experience menopause, however, women’s menopausal symptoms are more serious. Menopause generally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, and it is the time that marks the end of menstrual cycles. During the menopause period, women experience some changes both physically and psychologically. And these menopause symptoms include:

Physical symptoms:

  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Joint pain
  • Palpitations
  • Headache
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Chest stuffiness

Emotional symptoms:

  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depressed

These are some of the menopausal symptoms in women, and they are caused by the gradual decrease in female hormone, estrogen secretion. During this period, menopausal women experience irregular periods. During menopause, women are at increased risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases, so menopausal women should replenish nutrients from balance diets. Menopausal women can try to adjust their mood by participating in more group activities and meeting some new friends, it can help to relieve their emotional symptoms. As for physical symptoms, it is recommended that menopausal women maintain a healthy lifestyle, go to bed early, reduce smoking and alcohol consumption.

CHEVIN Nutritionist Ke Qi:

You may complain that mothers often lose their temper over the smallest things, but in fact these are out of their control, it is due to the decline in estrogen level during menopause causing physical and emotional changes in female. Just like adolescence, menopause is just a life stage. Our mothers never complain during our puberty period, so we should not complain either, we should be more tolerant of our mothers especially during their menopause. We can be more caring, considerate, and understanding towards our mothers. Try to lighten their burden as much as possible, communicate with your mother, and be a good listener to listen to their concerns. Get through this tough time with your mum or other menopausal female.

Nutritionist Lau Ke Qi

  • Taylor's University
  • Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Master degree in Nutrition University Putra Malaysia
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