World Menopause Day October 18, What’s the History? All pages

KOMPAS.com – Today, 18 October 2020, is again celebrated as World Menopause Day.

This year, the theme of the Day Menopause The world is Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (THEN).

This is because the impact of POI itself has touched the quality of life in general, psychological, sexual, fertility, bone health, cardiovascular, to cognitive health.

For that, the International Menopause Society (International Menopause Society) has asked a number of experts in the field to help understand the condition and shared it at this year’s anniversary.

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History

Launch National Today, World Menopause Day is established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Menopause Society.

Besides the date, it is also set World Menopause Month, namely every October.

The commemoration is conducted annually and aims to raise awareness of menopause and supporting the options available to improve health and life.

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Then, it is intended to help women understand possible health problems associated with the period approaching, during, or after menopause.

World Menopause Month itself was first commemorated in October 2014.

At that time, the International Menopause Society promoted it and launched a campaign called “Disease Prevention After Menopause”.

The aim of taking the theme is to raise awareness of chronic diseases that are more likely to affect women after menopause.

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Menopause

Shutterstock Illustration of menopausal woman

Quoting Awareness Days, menopause occurs when a woman does not experience menstrual periods for 12 consecutive months.

For most women, this period occurs between the ages of 45-55 years.

This condition may be difficult to detect for some women, especially those who have irregular menstrual periods.

The time it takes to get to menopause can last for months or years and is known as perimenopause.

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Menopause itself occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs and the level of estrogen in the body decreases.

As a result, there will be many changes that occur in the body including no longer having menstruation and other symptoms associated with menopause.

The symptoms associated with menopause tend to result from a hormonal imbalance and a lack of estrogen.

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There are more than 30 symptoms associated with menopause. However, according to British International Society, here are some of the most common symptoms:

  • Weight gain
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Night sweats
  • Skin changes
  • Pain in joints
  • Low energy
  • Unmotivated mood
  • Changes in menstrual periods
  • The bladder becomes sensitive
  • Headache

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