To help explain this phenomenon, let's consider a metaphor that can illustrate what is unseen but felt by the body, especially at a time in women's lives when they begin the route to menopause and beyond it. Imagine a situation where the grass needs cutting, but you only have a pair of nail scissors to trim the lawn. A difficult task that would take a lot of time and effort to get the job done correctly. In the meantime, the grass continues to grow, and all your effort goes unnoticed. To the outside world, you haven't cut the grass, and you get vilified for it.
So you get yourself a giant pair of scissors and start again. But the bigger scissors blunt easily, and no sooner as you start the task, the problem becomes much bigger and more challenging to manage. What has gone unnoticed for a long time is now causing much more anguish and distress. It makes you question why what was once a minor concern has become the elephant in the room. Therefore, do you find another way to cut the grass? Yes!