World Menopause Day is celebrated every year on October 18 to spread awareness of menopause among women across the world. The main aim of this international day is to inform women about the symptoms and how to best manage menopause.
Menopause is a condition in which the age of women is between 45 and 50 years which marks the end of the menstrual cycle. The average age of menopause of women is 51 years old but there is around 1 in 1000 women reach menopause before the age of 40. If women are suffering from menopause condition, then they are very happy to no longer have their menstrual cycle. The menopause condition is difficult, especially for those women who reach menopause early.
It is a natural process with several common symptoms including hot flashes, chills, night sweats, depression, irritability, irregular periods, weight gain, discomfort and vaginal dryness during intercourse, and many more. Many women experience symptoms of menopause that are so severe that they interfere with or disturb their daily activities.
To maintain the symptoms of menopause, women should stay active, take a healthy diet and drink sufficient water. Several women also chose hormone therapy to manage symptoms of menopause. After women have reached menopause, they may experience post menopause and at that time women are more susceptible to certain health problems including heart disease, increase in weight, urinary tract infections, and osteoporosis. Thus, menopause may be a challenging or difficult time for women so it is important to consult with a doctor for treatment.
Several women health organizations organize seminars, debates, conferences, and many other programs to raise awareness about the causes of menopause among women. Many women groups can talk to older women about menopause and how to manage them.