Effect of Menopause on Aging, Mental and Reproductive Health Among Women: A Review

Menopause is both a biological and a neuro-endrocrine transition in a woman’s life. This shift in hormonal levels has an impact on women’s physical and mental health. Menopausal women have a higher rate of morbidity and life dissatisfaction, such as mental and neurological disorders. It’s difficult to tell the difference between the effects of aging, estrogen deficiency, and social and environmental stress on women’s health. Cognitive disorders, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, type II diabetes, and lifestyle diseases are all major health complications and comorbidities that menopausal women face. Dysphoric disorders, mood disturbances, cognitive complaints, insomnia, and other mental illnesses are common among them. Menopause has an impact on women’s reproductive lives, and menopausal women are more likely to develop cancer. In adult women, menopause is one of the risk factors for such cancers. Good nutrition, adequate sleep, physical activity, mental health, and a stress-free lifestyle can all aid women in overcoming this stage. The current review study’s objectives are to gain a better understanding of menopause and its relationship to ageing, as well as the impact of menopause on women’s psychological and reproductive health.