Menopause depression is likely to appear at a certain age. Menopause is
the time when menstruation finishes permanently for every woman. The
age when this occurs can vary greatly. Generally women will experience
the menopause between the ages of 45 to 55.
The age numbers can depend of personal circumstances on each woman.
Some women had gone under menopause prematurely. One of the factors
that might cause this is the smoking habit. Another element that could
play an important role is certain surgeries. The extraction of the
ovaries by surgery can also lead to an early menopause.
There are many symptoms related to this condition. Hot flashes at night
known to be one of the top symptoms. This is characterized by a sudden
heat sensation. This can occur at any time even while sleeping.
Sweating profusely can happen as a consequence of these hot flashes.
Cardiovascular problems and hypertension are known to follow menopause
too. Other symptoms that can happen are fatigue, chills, irritability,
sleep problems. Menopause depression is normally
caused by the change in hormones.
Most of the times the women experiencing this will feel useless,
melancholic, sad and the feeling of probably not being able to become
pregnant can also be overwhelming. The children leaving the house can
create a feeling of loneliness which can worsen the symptoms. The
relationship with their partners can get quite stressed as well.
Fortunately not all women suffer from this type of depression.
Approximately 10% of all women in menopause will feel depressed. There
are many things that can be done to reduce the menopause
Treating Depression and
The first thing you can do is to take more sunlight. Sunlight early in
the morning can have
an amazing effect on the human body. Only 10 to 15 minutes a day can
increase serotonin levels which will make you feel good. Also the
sunlight triggers the production of vitamin D that helps greatly in
the absorption of calcium into the bones. This will help when
experiencing symptoms of osteoporosis
be another consequence of
Exercise is known to be very helpful physically and emotionally. You
can start with only 10 minutes of exercise a couple of times a week and
then expand the duration as you feel relief. The human brain releases
certain chemicals after you exercise that makes you feel positive.
In the most extreme cases some people use certain
medications to fight depression but those should only be used when
prescribed by your doctor.
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