Women, what happens when you turn 40? For most women turning 40 is a dreading idea. A sign that youth could be something of the past. This fear could be well explained by the fact that most women in their 40 change drastically, most apparent changes are putting on weight in the most unsighted parts of the bodies, wrinkles appearing and so on.
Your fortieth birthday is around the corner, and you are wondering what it would be like. You might be a bit apprehensive, excited, scared, sad, certainly not impatient. Whatever your state of mind, turning 40 is a big step in someone life, it is significant, and it brings along a lot of changes.
Those changes are as much positive as negative, physical, and mental. The changes might happen gradually or sooner than expected, depending on individuals. Here are some changes put together to explain what to expect around your forties for women.
PHYSICAL CHANGES 40 is a turning point in women lives. Women may experience several physical changes like having grey hair appearing, gaining more weight as metabolism slow down, some women seem to shrink down due to the skin losing elasticity and progressive loss of muscle.
Therefore, the body would not be as firm as it used to be. Wrinkles will start appearing. Most of those changes could be delayed by adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle, by exercising and by using appropriate skin care, as well incorporate some supplements into your diet.
INTERNAL CHANGES most of the changes are due to hormones imbalances—a reference to changes that would happen within women organisms. Around 40, women enter perimenopause, the 5-10 years before menopause: they may experience hormones imbalance which can affect the metabolism and appetite, making it very hard to lose weight.
Some other changes are low bone density, making it easy to break a bone, and slowly recovering, the body would need more time to heal; as well around 40, women may develop some lactose intolerance. A balanced diet and some exercises would help to prevent or to stop some of those symptoms.
SENSES CHANGES Turning 40 would cause some sensory changes, and this could affect lifestyles. The most common changes are sight declining, hearing loss, smell, and taste are affected too. Those senses become less sharp. There are some devices like hearing aids, glasses…or having a healthy lifestyle and diet can help to improve those senses.
RISK OF CANCER INCREASED Around 40, women are at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. And this again depends on Individuals; the risk could be higher or lower. It depends as well on some other factors, such as family history, reproductive history, race, and more. The older you are getting, the higher the risk of breast cancer. Regular cervical cancer screening would prevent any nasty surprises.
LIBIDO MAY INCREASE Technically, at 40 women’s libidos would decrease because of hormonal changes. Dr. Thoppil said ‘’ a drop in estrogen can make vaginal tissue drier, and sex can be painful. ’But usually at 40, women feel more liberated, have more confidence, accept their bodies and flaws, and are more experienced, know their bodies. Hence, they become more sexually active.
CONFIDENCE INCREASED Women’s confidence skyrocket around their forties. It is believed that people get more confident when they are getting older. At 40, most women would care less about what other people think about them: they would rock their style, and they would get rid of toxic people in their lives. They would embrace their lives and decide to live it, to the fullest, most of the time, unapologetically. They become stronger and resilient.
Women, what happens when you turn 40? Many changes occur including some physical changes, internal changes, senses changes, risk of cancer increased, libido may increase, confidence increased. do you know other changes that may happen. please share in the comments section.