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Why Manage Stress During Menopause?

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Manage stress during menopauseIs managing stress really important? Are there risks if I don't?

Life is full of things that cause stress. Health concerns, job issues, family problems, and finances are just a few common ones. Since you've had a hysterectomy, chances are good you’ve probably experienced some stress, When menopause arrives, it can increase your stress level even more.

Unfortunately, you aren’t going to be able to change or control everything in your life that causes stress. You can, however, change how you are affected by it. Because your health and quality of life depend on it, it's important you make those changes and learn to manage stress quickly and effectively.

If your don’t, stress will take a toll on every aspect of your life. It can increase your risk for heart disease and diabetes, suppress your immune system, advance the aging process, and leave you feeling vulnerable. It can also make it difficult to complete day-to-day tasks, negatively impact your relationships with others, and leave you feeling generally unhappy.

Chronic stress can manifest itself in various forms such as those listed below.
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability
  • Digestive problems--stomach ache, diarrhea
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Chest pains
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeping problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Exhaustion
  • Face, neck, and shoulder muscle tension
  • Increased pulse rate
  • Skin conditions
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent colds
  • Severe viral infections
  • Loss of sex drive
Keeping a stress journal is a good way identify the stress triggers in your life and how they make you feel. You can then take steps to minimize them, remove them from your life, or adjust to how you respond to them. It's worth it to your health and happiness.

If you have been dealing with significant stress and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, talk to your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor can look at your lifestyle and stress triggers with you to help you make some positive changes. She can also help you determine if there are underlying health concerns that need to be addressed.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

03-28-2016 - 07:24 PM


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