Menopause and Healthcare Practice



Menopause and Healthcare Practice

Menopause is the stage in life when the ovaries have stopped releasing eggs.
Menopause usually develops gradually between the ages of 45 to 55. 
After 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period, the woman is considered to have fully reached menopause.
During the transition time, known as perimenopause, women will experience changes, both physically and mentally. They may also experience some social challenges. This often does affect a woman’s quality of life. It is important to learn about menopause beforehand so that you can be prepared for the adjustments and changes that you will experience. There are effective treatment approaches that can help

When approaching menopause, or during perimenopause, women may have few or no symptoms at all. At this point, they should take extra care of their health. Show extra care to diet, emotions, and reproductive health. Get plenty of exercise as well. And try to maintain a healthy living environment.


Diet: Choose calcium-rich and nutritious foods, cut down on carbohydrates and sugar, consume more fiber, avoid fatty foods, and make sure to drink enough water.


Emotionally: Learn to regulate emotions and practice positivity so you can maintain a joyful life.


Exercise: Exercise at least three times a week, for at least 30 minutes.


Reproductive health: Have regular annual health checkups, including screenings for cervical cancer and breast cancer.


Environmental health: Try to live and work in a clean and hygienic environment.


If you follow the advice on lifestyle and behavioral changes but still cannot cope with certain menopausal symptoms or have developed menopause–related health issues, consult a doctor for further care and treatment.

Each woman going through menopause experiences different symptoms. Some may experience no symptoms at all while others may experience severe symptoms to the point that it drastically affects their daily life. Symptoms related to menopause can be both physical, emotional, and mental.  

Physical Symptoms

  • Hot flashes, which are the most common
  • Nighttime sweats
  • Insomnia, incontinence, frequent urination
  • Decreased response to sexual stimulation
  • Vaginal itching, burning, and irritation
  • Heart palpitations, anxiety, migraine headaches
  • Bone and joint pain

Emotional and Mental Symptoms

Usually, emotional/mental symptoms related to menopause include depression, forgetfulness, short attention span, and irritability.  Depression is commonly found and generally has a high impact on social adjustment. If it is obvious that quality of life is affected, it is best to consult the doctor.

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