Early menopause can cause some women shock as they realize their fertility is ending earlier than originally planned. However, there is always a silver lining. Many women find menopause to be liberating and enjoy this new phase in their life.
Keep reading to learn about the advantages of early menopause so that you can transition into your postmenopausal years with an optimistic outlook on life.
No More Periods
With each month comes having to worry about pads, tampons, leakage, and all of the other joys of having a period. For some women, bleeding may be so heavy as to limit them to staying at home for the first few days.
Nevertheless, once women enter postmenopause, they will no longer have to be concerned about the arrival of Aunt Flo.
No More Pregnancy Scares
For most of their lives, women are trying to prevent unexpected pregnancies with their partners, possibly hindering their sexual enjoyment as they always have to be cautious of birth control and contraception methods used.
However, once a woman reaches menopause, which is the date marking 12 consecutive months without a menstrual cycle, she is pronounced no longer able to conceive. Not being able to conceive means not having to worry about accidental pregnancies.
Keep in mind that it is necessary to use proper contraception as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can still be contracted.
No More PMS
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) comes and goes like clockwork throughout women's reproductive lives, arriving up to two weeks before an expected period and leaving up to a few days into bleeding.
Headaches, mood swings, bloating, irritability, cramping, breast tenderness. If you can name the symptoms, you've probably suffered from PMS for days on end, month to month.
After menopause, ovarian hormone production comes to a halt, meaning the fluctuation of reproductive hormones that caused PMS symptoms no longer occurs.
While this transition cannot be prevented or halted, there are ways to lessen the effect of its symptoms on your quality of life. Click on the following link to learn more about natural and pharmaceutical early menopause treatments. Remember the benefits of early menopause and the fact that your current and future happiness begins and starts with you!
- NHS. (2017). Early menopause. Retrieved February 22, 2019, from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/early-menopause/
- Office on Women's Health. (2017). Early or premature menopause. Retrieved February 22, 2019, from https://www.womenshealth.gov/menopause/early-or-premature-menopause