Menopause is an important stage in every woman’s life. As a transition to later adulthood, menopause brings many changes to the body, hormones, and emotions. Menopause occurs when the ovaries have stopped functioning, resulting in the end of the menstruation cycle. There are two types of menopause:
Symptoms of menopause include:
Women going through menopause should eat foods from all five food groups, especially foods with high levels of calcium such as milk, yogurt, nuts, tofu, small fishes, sesame seeds, and green vegetables. These foods with calcium can help prevent osteoporosis. Refrain from eating foods high in calories and try to eat foods that are easy to digest. Exercise regularly. Aerobics, jogging and walking are all good options. Get a health checkup annually. Women who might need hormone treatments are those who exhibit the following symptoms:
You can seek consultation at the Women’s Center at Phuket International Hospital.
This article was written by Dr. Kammala Tachawiwat.
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