Tired? Fatigued? Frustrated? Feeling backed against a wall? Suffering from “Youth Drain”? As a growing phenomenon among middle aged women, suffering from a condition known as Youth Drain is becoming quite common. Although not a medical diagnosis, Youth Drain is simply a term used to describe the period for women when suddenly physical energy and positive emotions begin to deteriorate. Associated with aging, for many women, recognizing this new concept in women’s health may work to improve the outlook prior to reaching the Youth Drain period in life.
Youth Drain is simply described as the period in a woman’s life when a sudden drop in physical and emotional energy takes place. Commonly occurring in women around at 35, this Youth Drain, if recognized early, can be reversed to some extent leading to an improved quality of life for women as they approach peri-menopause and menopausal periods.
Generally brought about by a sudden onset of more than one negative factor, Youth Drain can lead to life altering complications for women. When Youth Drain occurs, women commonly report a lack of interest and energy in activities which were once interesting or important. With Youth Drain, women experience increased incidence of depression, anxiety, cardiovascular complications and even cancer; all of which may simply be attributed to, or exacerbated, by the onset of Youth Drain.
Determining the root cause of personal Youth Drain is crucial to beginning the road to recovery and reversal. Most often, women, beginning at age 35, experience a sudden concern with retirement portfolios, promotions at work, growing children and teenagers and even frustration with changes in technology. All of these factors, coupled with the natural aging process, can simply leave a woman, around mid thirties, to experience Youth Drain.
To remedy Youth Drain, first, a woman should be prepared for the potential hardballs of life. First and foremost, women should understand aging is a natural process of life. Become emotionally distraught over a change in appearance should be addressed well in advance to the actual change. Beyond natural aging, and to avoid Youth Drain, women should seek medical attention from a healthcare professional trusted to provide appropriate care, both physically and emotionally. Establishing rapport with a trusted physician may play one of the most crucial roles in averting Youth Drain.
Beyond predictable health issues, and establishment of a healthcare professional relationship, women approaching age 35 should take a hard look at financial situations and discuss those matters with a reputable financial counselor so as to take control and avert the negative feelings so commonly associated with distressed financial situations with age.
Beyond financial control, consulting with education centers regarding career assessment programs or programs designed for improving job skills, will work to ensure the middle aged women is provided with the necessary tools to improve job marketing skills and, possibly, open up new employment and career opportunities. With a change in career and profession, many women, around age 35, obtain a renewed sense of wellness and rejuvenation.
And finally, women who potentially suffer from Youth Drain must take time to invest in themselves. Exercise, meditation, facials, massages and social events all provide for an outlet in which to relax the senses and renew focus during this crucial period of life.
When Youth Drain strikes, unfortunately, many women are ill prepared and fail to recognize the issue with faces them. Finding the internal strength to pull from a deteriorating mental and physical situation, often, requires the involvement of several key people; physician, financial counselor, family and even friends. So, when suffering from a lull in lifestyle, around age 35, recognize this period as a potential opportunity to reverse the signs and symptoms of Youth Drain.