In 2000, when Radhika* turned 42, she found herself feeling uneasy and more fatigued than usual. There were sudden spells when she would feel so hot that regardless of the temperature outside, she would be drenched in her own sweat. Apart from the physical symptoms, she found that she was also feeling less positive than usual.
Therapeutic: Try yoga and breathing exercises
She was able to recognize that she was going through menopause because theres a lot of information available on it in the public domain in Singapore, where she lived and worked. She consulted a doctor, started regular exercise and found that yoga and breathing exercises were helpful in the transition.
Sujata Kelkar Shetty, PhD, writes on public health issues
and is a research scientist trained at the National Institutes of
Health in Bethesda, US.