Dr. Sharda Jain
The menopause is the stage in a woman’s life when periods stop, the ovaries no longer produce eggs, and the amount of the sex hormone oestrogen declines. It normally occurs between the age of 45 to 55.
Around 8 in 10 women have mild symptoms at menopause, but some may develop more severe problems.
An adequate intake of calcium-rich food like ragi, fish, drumsticks leaves and dairy products etc and regular weight-bearing exercise will help to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Exercise also helps to protect against heart disease, as does stopping smoking and eating a healthy diet like adding soya product, vitamin E rich foods like wheat germ, nuts, eggs, Olive oil.
To control body weight and blood cholesterol select low-fat dairy foods and cut down on saturated fats like butter, cheese, and ghee.
Carrot and beetroot juice is found very use full in menopausal disorder.
This period is to be viewed as a normal stage in a lady’s life. However, the members of the family must realise that during this stage in the life of a women needs lot of attention, care and understanding to make the day to day life tension free