Japan health ministry survey finds many not consulting doctors for menopausal symptoms

nippon.com -- Jul 05
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s survey on menopausal symptoms in Japan showed that 28.3% of women in their forties, 38.3% in their fifties, and 27.7% in their sixties thought they might have such symptoms.

That said, the percentage of women who had gone to hospital for a consultation and been diagnosed as having symptoms amounted to only 3.6% in their forties, 9.1% in their fifties, and 6.9% in their sixties.

Menopause generally refers to the period of approximately 10 years during which the menstrual cycle ends and, due to a decrease in hormones, various disorders such as hot flashes, palpitations, and irritability can occur.

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