World Menopause Day: Treatment for menopause

World Menopause Day: Treatment for menopause

18 October marks World Menopause Day. Here are symptoms and how to improve your overall health. 

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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.

READ: Common health problems associated with menopause


Below are symptoms as stated by webmd

Uneven or missed periods

Vaginal dryness

Sore breasts

Needing to pee more often

Trouble sleeping

Emotional changes

Dry skin, eyes, or mouth




Racing heart


Joint and muscle aches and pains

Weight gain

Hair loss

Changes in libido (sex drive). 

READ: Oral Health for Babies, Toddlers & Moms-to-be


Lifestyle changes will improve your overall health and may make symptoms easier to tolerate, states 

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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