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Love is in the Care

February - the month of love is here.

World over we would see: COVID out/ CUPID in

This is my 5th blog and I am enjoying writing every bit of it. A MALE friend gave me feedback that Menopause is a natural process of a female body so I am unnecessarily romanticizing Menopause by writing about it. It happens to every woman, and it goes away. So according to him, I shouldn’t make this sound like a big issue.

Point well taken my friend. I agree that menopause is as natural as menses and pregnancy. We are glad to have an open healthy conversation about it because 50% of the world population goes through it and the other 50% is clueless as to what happens in menopause and what they can do to make it easier to pass through.

So dear men, from all ages and stages of life, I write this blog especially for you. I am setting a quiz for you to take and get enlightened a bit about why the ladies in your life suddenly look, sound, and feel so different than their own selves, as they near the menopausal age.

Please grab a pen and paper and score yourself between A, B, or C choices:

Q1) What is Menopause?

a) The day woman cannot have more kids

b) One day in the life of a woman, when they stop getting periods

c) A point in time 12 months after a woman's last period

Q2) What is the average age of menopause in women?

a) Below 40 years

b) Above 60 years

c) Around 50 years

Q3) What are the most characteristic symptom of menopause?

a) There are no symptoms, it's all in the head

b) Mood swings and Hot flushes only

c) Varies from person to person

Q4) Anxiety and panic attacks during menopause should be treated with?

a) Do nothing, it will pass away on its own

b) Anti-anxiety pills

c) care, comfort, and support

Q5) Menopause can be cured

a) It's not a real thing, just talk them out of it

b) No, there is only suffering

c) It’s not a disease to be cured, its needs supportive management of the symptoms

Q6) Libido in menopausal ladies is

a) Very high, due to excess testosterone

b) Same, so do not think too much

c) Low, due to dip in estrogen levels

Q7) Can we use some medical treatment to help symptoms of menopause

a) No. It’s a natural process. It will pass by automatically

b) Maybe there are some options to reduce physical symptoms

c) There are certain natural supplements (available on FITAMINAT) and even hormone therapies to ease out physical as well as mental symptoms, and we can take medical advice over it

Q8) How long do Hot flushes last?

a) It’s not a real thing

b) Maybe for a few days

c) Few minutes

Q9) Menopause means freedom from monthly periods. My Lady should be happy a) I am glad because I am fed up with her PMS

b) I am happy because she is happy

c) There could be other symptoms I may need to help her with.

Q10) Menopause and Valentine’s Day

a) Romance is off charts now

b) She may not be in the mood

c) All the more reason to celebrate the woman in your life

If you scored:

Mostly A’s: It's sad to know that your knowledge about women and their bodies is very limited. Pls shoot any question in DM, I would be happy to answer.

Mostly B’s: I am glad that you at least are aware of some changes, a bit more research and you would be able to comfort her just fine

Mostly C’s: Yey. You are on point and well prepared. Your woman would be delighted. This month is celebrated for love don’t limit it to Love, which is in the AIR, but show the Love, that is in the CARE.

About the blogger:

Dr. Tabassum Inamdar is a dynamic Homoeopath, a passionate artist, and an adventurer in life. From Medical corporate to Academics, she has well balanced her left brain and right brain with equal passion in Art. A sketch artist since her childhood, she is enchanted by theatre and writing. She has been a regular theatre performer in Dubai. She continues life’s adventure by trekking, Sky diving, or marshaling at Formula 1 tracks. You may stalk her on Instagram @doctabu or say hello on FB @tabu.inamdar

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