Awareness Regarding Preventive Measures and Treatment to Overcome Menopausal Symptoms in Female Population of Karachi.
Menopause is a phase that occurs in a women’s life when the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. Menopause can lead to number of physical and psychological symptoms. The present study was conducted to evaluate the awareness regarding menopause, its symptoms, complications and preventive measures that can be adopted and awareness regarding treatment of menopause in both literate and illiterate females of Karachi. It is a cross sectional survey based study in which 200 females (100 literate and 100 illiterate from public and private hospitals were questioned belonging to age group 20-65 years.
Our study showed that majority of female population (100% literate and 86% illiterate) were aware about the term menopause. 53% literate while 41% Illiterate were aware about the symptoms common in menopause while only 27% literate and 19% Illiterate females were aware about preventive measures to adopt to overcome symptoms of menopause. From our study we concluded that there is need to spread awareness among females population regarding symptoms, preventive measures and treatment of menopause so that their life style is not effected and they can lead a healthy, fit and stress free life.
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