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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 12, Issue 1, September 2014 pp 95-98
Study on influence of chronic health problems on menopausal symptoms
Ruma Dutta1, Lawrence Dcruze2, Anuradha R.3, Dinesh Raja J.4
1,4Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA.
2Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA.
3Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, ESIC PGIMSR and Medical college, Chennai, Tamilnadu, INDIA.
Introduction: Menopause is the time of a woman’s life when reproductive capacity ceases2. Menopause implies the cessation of menstrual flow for at least 12 months, with the disappearance of primary oocytes and generally occurs between 45 and 55 years of age3. It is a condition every women faces in later life and can have many associated effects, which might disrupt the quality of life1. The present study has been taken as a cross sectional study to find out the association between certain chronic health problems and menopausal symptoms. Accordingly, knowing the impact of chronic health problems on menopausal symptoms will help to improve the health care services required by the menopausal women. Thus the study will facilitate a good quality of life for menopausal women.