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Menopausal symptoms can often be distressing and affect the normal activities of women in their middle age. This can significantly reduce their quality of life. This study was done to assess the prevalence of vasomotor menopausal symptoms using a modified menopause rating scale (MRS) in Peri and postmenopausal women. A cross-sectional observational study was done on 100 middle-aged women (40-65 yrs) during the period January-June 2020 using the modified menopause rating scale (MRS). The mean age of the respondents in the study was 52.71 yrs. The mean age at menopause is 56 yrs. The commonly found symptoms were joint and muscular discomfort (80%), physical and mental exhaustion (65%) and sleeping problems (50%) appears to be the most commonly experienced symptoms by these women. The other symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats (46%), irritability (40%), dryness of vagina (38%), anxiety (36%), depressive mood (34%), sexual problems(30%), heart discomfort (16%) bladder problems (14%). This study showed that the typical vasomotor symptoms of menopause like sweating and hot flushes were comparatively lower than that of somatic symptoms like joint and muscular discomfort, mental and physical exhaustion in general. At the same time, postmenopausal women experienced more of urogenital symptoms, while Peri and premenopausal women experienced somatic and psychological symptoms.

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Menopause Vasomotor symptoms Middle-aged women Prevalence

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Aariya Srinivasan, & Archana kumari. (2021). Assessment of prevalence of vasomotor menopausal symptoms using a modified menopause rating scale(MRS) in Peri and postmenopausal women. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(1), 136-140. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v12i1.3968