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Editor Speaks

M. Shamsur Rahman
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Menopause is a normal physiological condition like pregnancy which every women experience after age of 45-50 years when she stops menstruating making end of her reproductive period. 50% women develop hot flashes and they also have irregular periods, fatigue, memory loss, night sweats, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, mood swings.

All these are due to gradual decline of ovarian hormone Oestrogen. Sometimes, it occurs at early age of 30-40 i.e. early menopause and sometimes it may not occur till 60 years i.e. late menopause. When suddenly after surgical removal of ovarian or chemotherapy for cancer the condition occurs it is called surgical menopause.

Untreated women may develop osteoporosis, brittle bone disease, heart disease etc. Before menopause female hormone protects her from heart ailments. Menopausal women need

psychological support, counselling and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

Our cover this week is on Menopause which has important articles and information by

leading health professionals on management of menopause. Menopause has many implications for our women, rich or poor, urban or rural. The changes, it causes affects both life expectancy and quality of life.

Fortunately, majority of women in industrialized societies and in some developing countries can expect to live more than a third of their lives after menopause and with continued productivity and vigour.

 

 

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Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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