Menopause is a universal phenomenon and an unavoidable physiological transition process in a woman’s life which marks the end of women’s reproductive capacity. Unlike men women are having a more complex and stressful aging process, resulting from hormonal changes that occur during the transition period. The present study was a cross sectional survey study done in 250 menopausal subjects with an aim to assess the somato-vegetative symptoms that is mentioned in the menopausal rating scale (MRS). It is observed that out of the 4 somatovegetative symptoms (hot flushes, heart discomfort, sleep problems and joint and muscular discomfort) joint and muscular discomfort is the most frequent symptom and while considering the severity using the S-score it is observed that 37% of subjects had moderately severe somato-vegetative symptoms.
D. J. Sreenath, Anjaly M V, Hemavathi SK, and Nalinakshan, A., “A survey on the somatovegetative symptoms of menopausal women in a village of kollam district in kerala”, International Journal of Applied Ayurved Research , vol. 3, no. 3, 2017.