EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF MENOPAUSE ASSOCIATED COMPLICATIONS IN WOMEN OF PUNJAB PAKISTAN

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Mahreen Siddique
Fahad Asim
Farwa Tahir
Maryam Zafar
Kanwal Asif
Sidra Javaid
Kanza Tariq
Irma Umar
Komal Khizar
Mohsin Ali

Keywords

Menopause, Complications, Epidemiology, Hypertension, Hair Growth

Abstract

Menopause is one of the most important reproductive health issues of women. As women pass through various stages of menopause, the prevalence of symptoms also varies. The purpose of the present study was to provide a comprehensive assessment of post- menopausal complications in women of Lahore, Pakistan along with the treatment options available for this purpose. A non-experimental, cohort, community based study was performed for the epidemiological assessment of menopause associated complications in women of Punjab, Pakistan of age groups 45-65 Years. Furthermore, women with the cessation of menstruation within the previous 12 months after last menstruation were considered as postmenopausal women. Total 200 patients from Arif Memorial Teaching Hospital, Lahore were included. Maximum number [84.80%] of the hypertensive women were diagnosed with it following menopause, and 15.20% were diagnosed with hypertension before their menopause. 31.50% respondents reported to have experienced abnormal hair growth on their face. Over 91.90% women reported to have started to experience these symptoms post-menopause whereas 8.10% did not experience these symptoms after their menopause.

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