Menopause is not a disease, but rather the point in a woman’s life at which she is no longer fertile, and menstrual periods have ceased. Menopause can be accompanied by physical symptoms in some women, like hot flashes or night sweats. Age is the most common cause of menopause, especially body age. While you may be in your late thirties, but due to improper health care or overly stressed lifestyle, your body age has aged more than you chronological age. Removal of the ovaries, chemotherapy for cancer and radiation therapy to the pelvis are some of the reasons that could trigger an early menopause.
In Singapore, women can experience menopause as early as in the 40s, when the average age for natural menopause is 51. There is no way to predict in advance precisely when a particular woman will reach menopause, but we should look out for symptoms such as diminishing period days and amount, signs of “cold womb”, numbness from the waist below, are all signs that TCM look for in determining the kidney and liver function.
Active Menopause is a must, so regular physical activity is important at any age. Especially as a woman transitions to menopause, active exercise strengthens the heart, and weight bearing exercise can maintain bone strength.
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