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Menopause Too Late May Lead to Dementia

11 Apr 2022, 04 GMT+10

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) estimates more than 50 million people with dementia globally, and one person has dementia every 3 seconds. The ratio of males to females is about 2:3, and women are more likely to suffer from dementia than men. Recently, more studies have shown that women who enter menopause later are more likely to suffer from dementia.

A recent study published in Alzheimer's Dement shows that later menopause leads to more extended reproductive periods and greater chances of developing dementia. (Photo via

New York, NY (Merxwire) - It is estimated that more than 2 million women in the United States suffer from menopause every year. Many women regard menopause as a symbol of aging and believe that the later, the better, but did you know that entering menopause too late may lead to a dementia crisis?

According to the World Health Organization statistics, female menopause is about 49-55 years old. The main symptoms are hotness, flushing, or accompanied by insomnia. More than 40% of women will feel depressed. Also, because menopause represents the end of the reproductive period, many women associate this with physical aging and use many methods to delay the arrival of menopause, which ultimately affects their health. No kidding, according to a recent study published in Alzheimer's Dement, later menopause leads to more extended reproductive periods and greater chances of developing dementia.

A Swedish study showed that age at menopause in women is associated with the incidence of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The study, which looked at 1,543 Swedish women over 44 years, found that 16% of women who entered menopause early developed dementia, compared with 24% of women who entered menopause too late. Compared with the two, not only does the incidence of the latter increase by 1/3, but it also occurs after the age of 85.

The reason for the inquiry may lie in changes in female hormones. According to an article published in "Adv Drug Deliv Rev," female hormones play an essential role in women's bodies, stimulating the development of follicles to form menstruation and have a protective effect on the brain and nervous system. As women age and enter menopause, female hormones gradually decrease, disrupting homeostasis and harming the damaged nervous system. Therefore, dementia is more common in older women, and later women enter menopause, which means more female hormones in the body in old age. With age, female hormones accelerate the degree of neurodegeneration, which is the cause of dementia.

Even so, in the face of menopause, you don't need to be a big enemy, and the commonplace topic of sports works for women of all ages. The University of Copenhagen compared the results of women exercising before and during menopause and found that women's overall health in both groups improved. Behalf of the benefits of exercise regardless of age, regular exercise can help alleviate various symptoms of menopause, maintain a routine through exercise, reduce the risk of cognitive decline, help the brain health of the elderly, and reduce the incidence of dementia.

If women encounter menopause due to hormonal changes, the body will experience symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, dizziness, chest tightness, etc. It is recommended to supplement calcium, phytoestrogens, good oils, and phytochemicals. (Photo via

In addition, through a balanced diet, reducing the intake of high-fat and processed foods, increasing high-fiber fruits and vegetables, supplementing calcium, vitamin D, and protein required for bone health, etc., proper sun exposure allows vitamin D to help calcium Absorption, not only for beauty, the most important thing is for health.

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