Under the theme: “Brain Fog and Memory Difficulties in Menopause”, World Menopause Day was celebrated on October 18th, 2022.
Here in St. Kitts and Nevis, raising awareness was made a priority in the observance of Menopause. In an interview, Board Certified General Practitioner, Dr. Kathleen Allen-Ferdinand spoke about the many changes and symptoms associated with the transition.
She also sought to enlighten the public on the post-menopausal period along with its increased health risks to women including heart disease, osteoporosis and depression.
Dr. Ferdinand was quoted as saying: “What we find is, as women enter their post-menopausal phase, decreasing estrogen levels are overlooked which leads to an escalation in health complications in women over 50” end of quote.
The medical practitioner encouraged both men and women to become more sensitized about the pre, post and current menopausal stages. The importance of procuring this information she stressed, would open reliable support options and promote women’s health and well-being.