DUBAI:As the UAE celebrated the empowerment that 2.65 million females enjoy in the Gulf country, a handful of medical professionals were busy raising awareness about the 34 symptoms of menopause – a key phase of every woman’s life and a core component of her health – on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
Discussion on menopause – which generally affects women between the age group of 40 and 50 years – was hosted as part of the Women 34 Clinic campaign launched by Avivo Group to clear misconceptions that are generally linked to the sudden changes in the body functioning due to the natural ageing process.
Dr. Dilshaad Ali, CEO of AVIVO Group said, “Investing in our community is a great way to give back to those who have helped support us throughout our journey. Every Woman is special, so is her Health and this International Women’s Day, AVIVO Group has launched Women 34 Clinic with an objective to raise awareness on the 34 symptoms of menopause among women in their 40s and 50s”.
Dr Vaishali Joshi, Specialist Obs & Gynae, PrimaCare Specialty Clinic, Dubai said, “Let’s understand that menopause is not a pause in your life. Typical menopause symptoms, such as hot flashes or night sweats, are caused by changing hormone levels in the female reproductive system. Almost all women notice these symptoms in their 40s &50s. The Women 34 Clinic campaign will benefit most of the women population under the age group of 40s – 50s years in the UAE.”
Dr Anjali Arora, Specialist Obs & Gynae, Reem Medical Group, Sharjah, said “The menopausal symptoms, which Woman experience in their 40s take them by surprise. Several hormonal and physical changes happen to them during this period which makes them vulnerable to various health problems”.
Dr. Liselotte Mettler, Specialist Obs & Gynae, German Medical Center-DHCC, said, “Menopause is a natural biological process and does not affect every female.
There are many effective treatments available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy. It is important particularly in this period to keep up with regular visits to doctors for preventive health care and any medical concerns. Preventive health care as we age may include recommended health screening tests, such as colonoscopy, gynecological and pelvic exams, mammography and triglyceride screening, particularly in unclear pain situation. Life has 3 phases, Youth and puberty, Reproductive age, work, and family building. The third phase starts at menopause. It is the phase of life with happiness and love to live. Thus, the life after menopause canned should be the best and longest phase of life.”
Ms. Sandy Saksena, Independent Financial Advisor and “The best Woman Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for 2019, Berkeley Middle East” stated, “Strength training for older women lessens the symptoms and common chronic conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes back pain, and yes depression. Do annual full comprehensive health check-ups, follow through on health and wellness advice, exercise, diet, Supplements…all these must become a priority.”
The group plans to conduct a free consultation camp for Women 34 Clinic on March 29, 2019 at the Primacare Clinic Dubai, Reem Medical Center- Sharjah and National Hospital- Abu Dhabi where free gynaecology consultation and a special packages are being offered to women in their 40s and 50s as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations by AVIVO Group – the fastest growing medical network across the UAE and Kuwait, encompassing hospitals, medical centres, speciality centres and diagnostic centres.