Urogenital symptoms in menopause affect over 65% of women over the age of 60 years and signs gradually worsen with age. The main symptoms are of vaginal dryness, irritation and pain with intercourse. Pain and burning with passing urine, frequency and urgency are common bladder symptoms. Irritable bowel like symptoms also occur around the time of menopause.
Sex and menopause are often considered a contrary combination. One out of every two women over the age of 50 stops enjoying sex because of low desire. Over 100 million women will go through menopause in India and most of these women believe their sex life after menopause should take a back seat.
About 20% of women going through the menopause suffer with bothersome and disruptive symptoms. For these women menopause treatment can provide welcome relief from symptoms like hot flashes, anxiety, depression, vaginal dryness and discomfort.
Weight gain in menopause is a risk factor for Diabetes mellitus, heart disease, hypertension, cancers and dementia. Losing fat using simple strategies can improve a woman’s health trajectory and survival.