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By Pause Well-Aging | November 15, 2022
It’s been estimated that up to 51% of midlife women 40-55 experience anxiety, with some studies saying there’s no difference in anxiety levels across the various stages of menopause and others citing higher rates of anxiety amongst perimenopausal women versus those in the premenopausal stage. This lack of understanding is hardly surprising given every woman’s journey tends to be different, a lack of physician training in this area, and the fact that menopause is still such an underfunded and under-researched area. But here’s what we do know …
What Causes Menopausal Anxiety
For most of us, just turning on the news every day is enough to spark generalized anxiety. However, changing hormone levels, sleep disturbances, and certain factors that tend to accompany the midlife stage are also known triggers.
Taming Menopausal Anxiety
The good news is that there are a variety of science-backed solutions from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to Homeopathic remedies for helping alleviate feelings of anxiety due to menopause. Here are just a few:
There are just some of the solutions out there along with proper nutrition, exercise, etc., with more emerging every day. Since every woman’s journey, physiology and medical history are different, it’s always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional before undertaking any sort of treatment to make sure it’s right for you. This article is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.
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