Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
A study on awareness about health in middle adulthood women in urban area of Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): Meenu Sirohi and Kalpna Gupta
Abstract: Menopause is a natural phenomenon which affects each and every woman between the age group of 45 to 55 years. The women of developing countries like India are highly affected in comparison to developed countries. It greatly affects their each and every part of life like dietary habits, life style, food consumption pattern, food choices, general health and physical activities etc. Women of this age group produce less progesterone and estrogen which affects their quality of life and is associated with various unpleasant symptoms and make women more prone to chronic and deficiency diseases like heart disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, various types of cancers etc. The reason behind some chronic and deficiency diseases to some extent is that the concentration of some minerals like calcium and vitamins like vitamin D is reduced due to low intake and low absorption by the intestine which causes deficiency diseases like osteoporosis and the higher concentration of some macro minerals like carbohydrates like simple monosaccharide’s, disaccharides, polysaccharide like starch, and lipids due to higher consumption and alteration of fat in the body after menopause make women more susceptible to various chronic diseases after menopause in comparison to normal younger women. All these factors affect their nutritional, economical and health status. Such problems can be coped up to some extent only by consuming a healthy diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytoestrogens etc. Not only diet but other factors like consciousness about health like physical exercise, washing of vegetables before cutting, regular health checkups etc. can improve quality of life to some extent of this age group.
How to cite this article:
Meenu Sirohi and Kalpna Gupta. A study on awareness about health in middle adulthood women in urban area of Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1952-1954.