«I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF MY LIFE.
BUT RECENTLY, I SOMETIMES DON’T FEEL LIKE MYSELF.»
Due to the hormonal changes in women going through the menopause, they can be affected by physical symptoms that can severely impair their quality of life.
This hormonal transition period can cause the body and the psyche to get out of balance.
The best-known symptoms are undoubtedly hot flashes and excessive sweating accompanied by a racing heart and a subsequent cold feeling. These symptoms usually occur during the night, leading to sleep disturbances. However, many women also notice a change in their mood. They often don’t feel like themselves, experiencing irritability, aggression, a lack of drive, anxiety, loss of concentration and a decline in their performance.
Another characteristic of menopause is that the skin ages faster and it loses its elasticity. An increasing number of wrinkles is noticed and the skin also becomes drier and thinner. There is more hair left in the hairbrush than before, and the hair becomes also thinner and more brittle. However, this is also part of the natural aging process.
The good news is that not all women suffer from all of these symptoms. The frequency and the intensity of menopausal symptoms can vary greatly from one woman to the next.
- Decline in performance, lack of concentration, tiredness, sleep disturbances/insomnia, mood swings, irritability
- Hot flashes, excessive sweating, night sweats, changes in the distribution of body fat, weight gain
- Dryness of the hair and mucous membranes (e.g. vaginal dryness, dry eye), pain during sexual intercourse, loss of libido, joint complaints