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MIDLIFE

If you are in the age group 40-60, read on

Midlife is the period in a woman’s life, when many changes occur in her body due to the change in hormonal status. As a woman enters perimenopause (about 3 to 4 years before the actual menopause) and during the menopause, (typically between 47 and 53) she will experience vasomotor symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, and other psychological symptoms like mood changes, some changes may become more apparent.

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It is critically important to get blood pressure, blood sugar and cervical cancer screening done.  Bone density is recommended at age 55 or 5 years after menopause, whichever comes first.

With the rising prevalence of illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, and osteoporosis, a woman’s health is at a critical juncture at this time. Healthy nutrition and physical activity that are central to good health at all ages have also proven to be effective at this time and reduce the problems that raise their head as we get older.

Menopausal complications can be managed through a healthy lifestyle and is seen as an effective intervention for women in perimenopause, menopause and post menopause stages. Your health is in your hands and health responsibility on your part will help you traverse the challenges that the menopause will bring with it. Exercise, balanced nutrition and stress management are the holy trinity that directly and positively influence menopausal symptoms and associated health problems. Despite the fact that it is pretty obvious, a significant number of women in the middle age (40–60 years) report no physical activity at all and the lack of physical activity progressively increases with age.

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Educate yourself on what’s needed during this phase of your life. We have the resources to help become more aware and take responsibility for your health in your own hands. Reach out to us with your questions and engage with us.

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