|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 91-92
Welcome - First step forward
Maninder Ahuja1, Yashodhara Pradeep2
1 Dr. (Prof) (Hon) IMA and Director, Ahuja Health Care Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2 Department of OBGYN ELMCH, Lucknow, U.P, India
|Date of Submission||23-Aug-2022|
|Date of Decision||26-Aug-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||27-Aug-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||16-Sep-2022|
Dr. (Prof) (Hon) IMA and Director, Ahuja Health Care Services, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faridabad, Haryana
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Ahuja M, Pradeep Y. Welcome - First step forward. J Mid-life Health 2022;13:91-2
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it – Lou Holz
Writing the first editorial from the desk of Editor in Chief of JMH, find it challenging to fill in the big shoes of our predecessors Dr. Meeta Singh and Dr. Vishal Tandon immediate past Editors in Chief, who have done a tremendous job of taking the journal to greater heights. At the same time, it is an exciting path which was a dream to sail through.
As they say, we always ride on the shoulder of the giants and those giants with us are our associate editors and we welcome Dr. Atul Munshi and Dr. Ruchika Garg.
We have a stronger team of editors by addition of two new members to our editorial team Dr. Tripura Sundari and Dr. Choranur Ambuja along with Dr. Seema Sharma, Dr. Reeti Mehra, Dr. Lakshmi Ratna, and Dr. Navneet Takkar.
We take this opportunity to thank all past editors of JMH who are still a great support and guiding torch bearers – as advisors of the team.
Our international editors and advisors remain the same.
With this very learned and experienced team, we would explore new horizons and reach greater heights.
For our academic readers in this issue, we have covered a vast array of original articles, review articles, case studies, and letter to editor along with a thought-provoking short communication, covering all facets of Mid-life Health.
Health-care providers are neglecting their health so have included a review article for their benefit discussing barriers to exercise and a good balanced diet.
To make health services patient friendly and cost effective, procedures like hysteroscopy can be performed as OPD Care services. In this way a large number of common complaints like AUB (Abnormal Uterine bleeding) can be handled with convenience of HCP (health care providers) and patient care can be improved This is issue has been discussed by Dr. Nanak Bhagat in his original manuscript - 'feasibility, safety and efficacy of hysteroscopy as an OPD procedure'
For public awareness we need tool kits to assess. QOL (quality of life) issues of Mid-life women. These tool kits should be in the language of women we are dealing with. India is a land of diversity in languages to overcome this barrier we need MENQOL questionnaire in local languages and in orginal article 'Translation, Reliability, and Validity Test of Odia Version of Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire' authors have translated this tool to Odia language and validated this tool.We expect more researchers translating the MENQOL Questionnaire into different languages and increase our reach to the public at large and give a better life to all our midlife and menopausal women.
Mid-life involves lots of health issues because of hypoestrogenic state including oral health and bone health, so these original studies are included in this issue. Looking into magnitude of osteoporosis as public health problem and interfering with QOL and increased mortality and morbidity in mid-life women, we have incorporated a meta-analysis regarding this issue. We are bringing out a meta-analysis on this topic whether menopause per se is responsible for this condition.
Original article by Phuc Nhon Nguyen from Vietnam on “doppler and B Mode USG in intra uterine pathologies, differentiating benign and malignant” would encourage gynaecologists to perform their own diagnostic ultrasonography on their patients.
Urinary problems increase both in perimenopause and postmenopause, and the original article by author Sharma JB et al on incontinence severity index has been proved to be of use in deciding treatment modalities for these patients and can be practiced in daily practice.
Transobturator tape has been through so many controversies, but in this original article, we are sharing is a testimony to our own experience in Indian settings which reassures us that we can use them safely, as there is a 5-year follow-up.
One part of physical activity is that it should be effective and feasible, Taichi is a low-impact slow exercise, and Taichi exercise routine has proved to be effective in sleep, QOL, and physical performance in postmenopausal women and it can be practiced safely in community settings and increase socialization also.
Please go through all these brain-teasing reviews and original articles to gain more insight into all these intriguing points.
Rare case studies and letter to editor and short commentaries are also included to satisfy intellectual needs and to add different fragrance.
To enhance knowledge base and research capabilities of young practitioners and researchers we are starting webinar series on these subjects in collaboration with rearch committee of IMS.
Riding high on the waves of Happy 75th year Celebration of Indian Independence day as “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” – we wish healthy aging for all.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
We expect feedback with positive suggestions and improvements.
Please enjoy reading the articles and learn!