Many physiological changes occur in women, especially after the age of 40. These changes can sometimes be a sign of menopause and sometimes serious gynecological problems.
The age of menopause is accepted as between 45-55 worldwide. In our country, this figure is shown as 46-48 on average. Many physiological changes occur in women, especially after the age of 40. These changes can sometimes be a sign of menopause and sometimes serious gynecological problems.
Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. N. Melih Gündüz explained the gynecological symptoms that women over 40 should pay attention to.
Signals to be taken seriously
The primary symptoms that women approaching menopause should pay attention to can be listed as follows:
Increase or decrease in the amount of menstrual bleeding,
Non-menstrual bleeding, Delay
or early menstrual bleeding, Menstrual
bleeding lasting longer than 7 days,
Bleeding after intercourse,
Foul-smelling discharge that does not go away,
Warts in the vaginal area,
Recommendations for preventing gynecological diseases
A natural diet, away from carbohydrates and refined sugar, should be adopted.
Regular exercises should not be skipped and at least 30 minutes of walking should be done daily.
It should not be forgotten that obesity is an important risk factor in the formation of all cancers, and weight control should be ensured under the guidance of a specialist.
At least 2 liters of water should be consumed per day.
The genetic predisposition factor is important. For this reason, women with a family history of cancer should not skip their gynecological screening and examinations.
To protect against gynecological diseases, especially cervical cancer, polygamy and sexual experience at an early age should be avoided.
The risks of unwanted pregnancy after the age of 40 should not be ignored and birth control methods should be applied correctly.
People between the ages of 9-43 should definitely get the HPV vaccine to protect themselves from cervical cancer.
Most importantly, regular gynecological examinations and tests (usually annually, although it varies from person to person) should not be interrupted.