When women reach midlife, menopause isn’t the only problem knocking on their door. There is menopause and all the related gynecological health issues to tackle. And with that there are a host of general health issues that plague women. Are you a woman in midlife, who’s wondering how many of her symptoms fall under this inevitable category? Well, 3 major problems have been dealt with here. These are common among middle aged women, but that does not mean that there is no solution for them. You will find that information here as well.
Let’s start with a common complaint…
Pain in the bones
While the problem isn’t limited to that, it is indeed a recurrent symptom. In addition to frequent pains that appear to affect the bones, the bones also tend to become brittle and can break much more easily in case of trauma. All these, and others, are signs of failing Bone Health and Osteoporosis. The condition is characterized by a ‘thinning’ of the bones. As the calcium reserves in the body are depleted, the bones lose their strength – and this gives rise to all the problems commonly clubbed under the subhead Osteoporosis.
Now, just because you feel you have osteoporosis, doesn’t mean that the condition cannot be reserved, or at least managed better. The first step is obviously to check out the bone density to identify if osteoporosis is indeed the culprit. But once that has been established, there are many ways to tackle it – one of the most common being calcium supplementation.
Another common problem many women seem to face is…
Fatigue and Insomnia
They seem to feel fagged out the whole day. They wake up feeling like they haven’t slept at all. And usually this is true. At night there is insomnia, and you find it difficult to fall asleep even as the whole house sleeps around you. Then you finally get so tired that you fall asleep at the wee hours of the morning. Next thing you know, you have to wake up early to get on with your day. The result is that you go without adequate sleep on a daily basis.
Now, it could be the insomnia causing the fatigue , or it could be a different problem altogether. Did you know, that fatigue in the middle ages can be a sign of other more serious problems in the body? In fact, this can actually signal anemia or heart disease – problems that can often surface in middle aged women. And that is not all; it could also be a sign of a thyroid problem – and a handful of other causes. Do check out the detailed discussion on the problems to find out what other causes there could be. In fact, at the same place, you will find information on how to detect what is the cause in your case. And once you have found the cause, you can then take a look at solutions.
And finally, let’s take a look at a third problem, one that is almost as common as the other two, if not more…
Whether you have any other health issues or not, hair fall is usually one thing that you will most likely face at this stage in life. The thinning of hair and the bunch in your comb usually starts in earnest around this stage, and it is said that a whopping 80% women will experience considerable thinning by the time they arrive at their 60s.
Now, just because it is a problem that quite a majority of women face, it doesn’t mean that there is no solution to the problem. And the real solution lies in identifying what is causing the hair loss. It could be a harmful hair care product, in which case stopping its use is all you need. Alternately, it could be a more serious underlying health condition that is presenting as weakened hair follicles and hair fall. What you should do is try and identify the specific cause in your case, and then work on it. That way, you can come to middle age and go beyond, but without your lustrous mane bearing the brunt!
The bottom line is that midlife is a time of various gynecological , weight related problems and of course general health issues. The best solution is to not be complacent about it. Take a step now in the positive direction, identify your problems and work on solving them. Not only will you be able to maintain your health better, but your body will also silently thank you in its own way!