Menopause begins when the ovaries no longer functions, when estrogen secretions slows, then stops and monthly menstruation becomes irregular, then ceases. Normally woman may reach menopause by age 51. During the six months to three years of this cycle of the life, there may be some of the traditional symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, and sudden chills, lowered sexual desire, vaginal dryness, emotional upset and sleeping problems. The digestive tract becomes less efficient with age and digestion takes longer.
Anemia occurs when the number of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body is too low. Red cells carry oxygen to all the body’s tissues, so a low red blood cell count indicates that the amount of oxygen in the blood is lower than it should be. Many of the symptoms of anemia are caused by decreased oxygen delivery to tissues and organs. Anemia is measured according to the amount of hemoglobin, the protein that carries oxygen, in RBCs. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines anemia as less than 13 grams of hemoglobin per deciliter for men, and less than 12 grams of hemoglobin per deciliter for women. Approximately three million Americans suffer from anemia. Women and people with chronic diseases are at highest risk of anemia.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female disorders affecting approximately 5%-10% of women of reproductive age (12-45 years old) .The principal features are obesity, an ovulation resulting in amenorrhea, acne, and excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones. The symptoms and severity of the syndrome vary greatly among women. Women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), are researched to be at a greater diseases, obesity, diabetes and infertility. Among other factors, an optimum diet may serve as an essential treatment tool for effective management of PCOS and its sticking to a special diet is a very important aspect of PCOS care.