MENOPAUSAL HEALTH

Menopause

 

Everyone has a different perception and experience regarding menopause. It is a part of ageing and generally occurs between 45 and 55 years of age. It is a natural process, yet everybody may respond differently. Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles.  It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period.

I believe in an integrated approach to the management of menopause including a nutritious diet ,exercise, meditation and support of bio nutrients along with local therapy.

- Dr. Rachna Singh

Menopausal symptoms

It may start with menstrual irregularities and then   may bring with it night sweets, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and disturbed sleep.  For some, these may lead to more distress and difficulties in day-to day life. There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy.

Medical Complications

After menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples include:

  • Heart  When your estrogen levels decline, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women as well as in men
  • This condition causes bones to become brittle and weak, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are especially susceptible to fractures of their spine, hips and wrists.
  • Urinary incontinence and infections, you may experience frequent, sudden, strong urges to urinate, followed by an involuntary loss of urine (urge incontinence), or the loss of urine with coughing, laughing or lifting (stress incontinence). Or repeated infections. Strengthening pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises and using a topical vaginal estrogen may help relieve symptoms of incontinence

So it’s important to get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and maintain a normal weight

Health checks

It is recommended that women who have reached menopause have:

  • Cervical Screening Tests every five years
  • Mammogram every two years
  • Complete health checks including lipid profile , screening for diabetes as well as ultrasound peivis should be done annually.
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