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Study on Nutritional Status of Post-Menopausal Women and their Health Ailments
The present study was planned to determine the nutritional status and menopausal symptoms o f women under the age of 40-60 years and to feed the develop food multi mix product for them. A survey was undertaken with a 80 respondents under the age group o f40-60 years and the data was collected from Imphal East District (Manipur) by using a pre-tested questionnaire. From the survey it was found that most of the women are suffering from menopausal symptoms like fatigue, hot flashes, back pain, constipation, sexual intercourse, mood swings, depressed mood poor concentration, hypertension etc. After getting results from the survey, a food multi mix was developed for improvement of health status of the women. The food multi mix was distributed to the 20 respondents who were mostly affected by menopause symptoms and feeding trial was conducted for 30 days. After completion of 30 days o f supplementation the survey was conducted again and the result shows that 90% of respondents were improved their health after feeding like, fatigue, back pain, legs pain, dizziness, headache, constipation, sleep disturbance, hot flashes, arm pain, etc. A Nutrition Education programme was conducted at the end of the study period, to explain the role of food in post menopausal period and the nutrient requirement like calcium, iron, phosphorous, protein and encourage them to consume in their daily diets to improve their overall health problems.
Nutritional Requirement, Daily Diets, Health Status, Post-menopausal Women, Health Problems.
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