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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 103  

The many hues of mid life health


Chief Editor, Journal of Midlife Health, 1259/C-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110 070, India

Date of Web Publication19-Sep-2014

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Sonia Malik
Chief Editor, Journal of Midlife Health, 1259/C-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110 070
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.141184

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The populations of the last and present centuries continue to have turbulent lives as far as health and healthcare are concerned. World Health Organization (WHO) statistics talk of an aging world population (WHO 2013) [1] and the inadequate preparedness across nations to face this "epidemic" if it may be so called! India too lacks majorly in according help to the elderly. However, individuals and small Non-Government Organizations (NGO) groups are trying hard to meet the challenge. Providing good surgical (Batla Verghese et al) [2] help to women in remote areas of the country needs to be applauded. Operating large prolapse uteri with bare minimal facilities at hand is indeed commendable.

Although the last century has seen rapid advances in the field of medicine, there has been an equally rapid experimentation of these new discoveries and inventions. This has led to many new therapies being accepted while others have been brutally discarded-the Women's Health Inotiative (WHI) trial is a living example of this. To a large extent medicine has helped to ameliorate acute illnesses but chronic diseases have emerged as the greatest battle to conquer! Aging has its specific risks. Environmental pollutants further compound this. The current edition of the journal carries the many hues of midlife health. A variety of articles range from oral health at menopause (Suri and Suri) [3] to the relationship of Vitamin D deficiency and diabetes by Tandon et al. [4]

In another paper Tandon [5] also talks about yet another controversial subject of drug holiday after prolonged bisphosphonate therapy. Not recommended by many guidelines including the Indian Menopause Society (IMS) guidelines 2013, [6] Tandon proposes it because of cumulative effect in the body and evidence of side effects after prolonged use.

Malignancies are one of those dreaded chronic diseases against whom there is a constant raging war! We report two malignancies for their rarity.

Menopause is a universal phenomenon but it affects women differently even within the same ethnicity or within different groups. This has been emphasized many times and even in the IMS guidelines 2013. The original research article by Bener and Falah [7] talks about the factors affecting the menopausal women of Qatar and Mane et al., [8] tell the reader how insecurities after aging effect the posture and lead to falls. This further reiterates the contemporary thought of individualizing therapy to all.

Every menopausal woman exhibits different hues and different moods. These need to be acknowledged with respect and treated with care. Each article is a small step towards achieving this goal.

 
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1.United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Population Ageing 2013. ST/ESA/SER.A/348.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Bathla S, Verghese G, Kalla V, Sharma TC, Dam S, Agarwal N, et al. Reaching the unreached: Mobile surgical camps in a remote village of Himachal Pradesh. J Mid-life Health 2014;3:139-42.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Suri V, Suri V. Menopause and oral health. J Mid-life Health 2014;3:115-20.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.Tandon VR, Sharma S, Mahajan S, Raina K, Mahajan A, Khajuria V, et al. Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among Indian menopausal women and its correlation with diabetes: A first Indian cross sectional data. J Mid-life Health 2014;3:121-5.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
5.Tandon VR, Sharma S, Mahajan A. Bisphosphonate drug holidays: Can we recommend currently?. J Mid-life Health 2014;3:111-4.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
6.Meeta, Digumarti L, Agarwal N, Vaze N, Shah R, Malik S. Clinical practice guidelines on menopause: An executive summary and recommendations. J Mid-life Health 2013;4:77-106.  Back to cited text no. 6
    
7.Bener A, Falah A. A measurement-specific quality-of-life satisfaction during premenopause, perimenopause and postmenopause in Arabian Qatari women. J Mid-life Health 2014;3:126-34.  Back to cited text no. 7
    
8.Mane AB, Sanjana T, Patil PR, Sriniwas T. Prevalence and correlates of fear of falling among elderly population in urban area of Karnataka, India. J Mid-life Health 2014;3:150-5.  Back to cited text no. 8
    




 

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