Based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2000, the total population woman who experienced menopause worldwide reaching 645 million people, in 2010 it reached 894 million people and it is estimated that by 2030 it will reach 1.2 billion people.
Menopause is the final stage of the biological process woman, where menstruation has stopped for 1 year and reproductive capacity has ended.
The occurrence of hormonal changes in the form of decreased production of sex hormones woman namely estrogen and progesterone, often followed by various disturbing symptoms, such as hot flashes (feeling of heat), dry skin, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, and decreased flexibility of intimate organs accompanied by dryness that interferes with sexual function woman.
In a lay webinar entitled “Maintaining the Health and Sexual Function of Women in Menopause Period Comprehensively”, as well as the launch of the “Menopause Center” from the Hayandra Clinic, Jakarta.
“Symptoms menopause consists of 3 parts, namely somatic symptoms such as joint pain, vaginal dryness, dyspareunia or pain in intercourse, then vasomotor symptoms such as night sweats & hot flashes, as well as psychological symptoms such as insomnia and mood swings, “said Dr. Anggaea, Sunday (18/10 / 2020).
dr. Anggara stated that management for these complaints could be in the form of nonhormonal therapy such as dietary control, supplement intake, and hormone therapy.
“Keep in mind though that giving hormone therapy has the advantage of suppressing symptoms menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, but there is also an increased risk of developing uterine cancer and colon cancer. So that a comprehensive examination in a center menopause will be very helpful woman age menopause to get the best therapy, “he said.
Apt. Nina Indarwaty, S. Farm., Emphasized the need for dietary regulation and intake of calcium and vitamin D3 supplements, including examining the uses of nutraceuticals (herbal therapies) and isoflavones in managing complaints caused by menopause.