ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Cross sectional study to evaluate the climacteric symptoms using Menopause rating scale: In coastal Karnataka

    Dr. Ramya NR, Dr. Radhika Gadgi, Dr. Navyashree R, Dr. Ullas Mahesh
    JCDR. 2023: 728-733


    Menopause refers to point in time that follows one year after complete cessation of menstruation, and the post menstruation descries years following that point. Menopause is a clinical manifestation of oestrogen deficiency. Some of these women's menopausal symptoms can be severe enough to interfere with their normal lifestyle. Unfortunately, the majority of these women are unaware of the changes caused by menopause. The study's goal was to determine the prevalence of various menopausal symptoms, their severity according to the menopause rating scale, and their impact on quality of life. Method: Between June and August 2020, the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at a tertiary centre in Mangalore conducted a cross-sectional study. The study included 210 women between the ages of 40 and 65 years old who had their last menstrual period at least a year ago. Result: The majority of subjects in the study (42.9%) were between the ages of 46 and 50. The study found a link between general health and hot flushes, heart discomfort, depressive mood, irritability, physical and mental exhaustion, bladder problems, as well as joint and muscular pain. There was no significant relationship between general health and sleep problems, anxiety, sexual problems, or vaginal dryness. Conclusion: The menopausal rating scale is an effective tool for assessing menopausal symptoms in patients. Regular screening of such women can make a significant difference in their quality of life


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