Each physique reacts in another way when it goes by way of menopause. However largely, the indicators will be the identical for all ladies. It’s throughout this transition that she has to deal with and perceive her physique like by no means earlier than, in order to forestall extra well being points.
The World Well being Group (WHO) defines menopause as ‘at least 12 consecutive months of amenorrhea (no menses), which is not due to any physiological and pathological causes’. The common age of menopause is 45 to 50 years. And with the life expectancy elevated to greater than 75 years, most ladies will spend greater than one-third of their life past menopause, believes Dr Sonal Kumta, advisor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis Hospital Mulund.
Menopause happens resulting from depletion of eggs from the ovaries. This impacts the hormone estrogen, which is liable for a number of short-term signs like scorching flushes, evening sweats, vaginal dryness, lack of curiosity in intercourse, temper swings and long-term penalties such because the elevated danger of cardiac ailments and postmenopausal osteoporosis, the physician explains.
Whereas osteoporosis impacts 200 million ladies worldwide, it’s a rising concern for society. By 70 years of age, 1 out of each 5 ladies may have osteoporosis.