Fatima Memorial Hospital organized an awareness walk to coincide with World Menopause Day. The walk was held to create awareness of menopause as around one third of a woman’s life is lived after the menopause. The age of the natural menopause among women in developed countries is between 50 and 52 years, whereas, in less developed countries, menopause often occurs in the late ’40s. In the decade after the menopause, women become vulnerable to chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cognitive decline (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease), and cancer; so the early post menopause years provide the opportunity for women to take preventative steps to steer a positive course for their future health. The awareness walk was organized by Dr. Fouzia Monoo Khan – Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and her team at at Fatima Memorial Hospital. Fatima Memorial Hospital, a not for profit hospital was founded in 1977 in Shadman, Lahore with the mission to provide quality service without discrimination to patients from all walks of life.

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