18 October marks World
Menopause Day. Here are symptoms and how to improve your overall health.
18 October marks World Menopause Day. Here are symptoms and how to improve your overall health.
The day is aimed at not only raising awareness about menopause, but also giving the support options available for improving health and well-being.
Menopause is when the ovaries no longer release an egg every month and menstruation stops / you have not had a menstrual period for 12 months.
Although the average age of menopause is 51, some women might get it earlier.
Below are symptoms as stated by webmd.
Uneven or missed periods
Needing to pee more often
Dry skin, eyes, or mouth
Joint and muscle aches and pains
Changes in libido (sex drive).
Lifestyle changes will improve your overall health and may make symptoms easier to tolerate, states menopause.org.
Some of the changes include regular exercise, eating healthily, and psychological treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy.
You can also try Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT), Non-Hormonal Treatment, and complementary therapies.
Hormone therapy is when you take medications to replace the hormones that your body isn’t making anymore.
Nonhormone medications is FDA-approved to treat hot flashes.
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