Menopause literally does not have to ‘pause’ anything in your life; in fact it should be considered as a new beginning. If you believe so, then this transition between the reproductive and non-reproductive phase of your life will be quite smooth. ‘Itchy, bitchy, sweaty, sleepy, bloated, forgetful, psycho’ are considered as the seven dwarves of menopause. ‘Mood swings’ are also experienced by many women just like PMS, but fortunately they don’t come back every month.
Due to the fluctuation of the hormones, many women experience change in sexual function during the years immediately before and after the menopause. Decreased libido, decreased frequency of sexual activity and painful intercourse are some common problems encountered by post-menopausal women. Continue