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Medical expert says menopause is a natural occurrence, don’t be afraid 

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Medical expert says menopause is a natural occurrence, don’t be afraid 

Mrs Onyinye Enwerokwe, a Senior Nursing Officer with the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Medical Centre, says menopause is not diabolic but a natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman gets to her 40s or 50s.

The Voice Media Trust (VMT NEWS) reports that Enwerokwe said this at weekend in her lecture to mark the 2023 Conference of Anglican Women of Awka Diocese at St Mary’s Anglican Church Parish Nri, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra.

Enwerokwe said that menopause cannot be cured or prevented but there are some treatments that can give relief to victims.

She said that common signs of menopause includes hot flashes, vaginal dryness, blurred vision, joint pains, memory loss, mood swing, and loss of sexual appetite among others.

Enwerokwe informed the participants that menopause is a natural process with treatment that focuses on symptomatic relief, reassuring them that there is no diabolic consequences as most victims are made do believe.

“Some victims even accuse relatives of being behind the occurrence which they believe is a problem.

She said that science has now exposed the process and its management to remove the negative beliefs attributed to the process when it starts to manifest in the lives of women.

Enwerokwe said that menopause appears in three stages, namely pre- menopause where menstruation is about to stop; post-menopause and menopause proper, but reassured that none of the stages is a death sentence as it can be managed.

She advised women not to be afraid of the occurrence as there are solutions to the challenges which include frequent medical check up and exercise to keep the body in good shape.

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Enwerokwe advised that women at that stage should avoid toxic environment, increase water and vegetable intake and engage in acts that make them happy,” she advised

Also, Mrs Gozie Onuorah, a retired teacher, who is the facilitator of the  Bible Study for the women’s conference, with theme “ You shall eat the Fruit of Your Labour”, said her lecture aligned with the theme of the conference so as to touch the present happenings in today’s society.

Onuorah defined labour as hard work, or extended efforts on a particular task.

She described fruit of your labour as the profit or gain achieved as a result of hard work.

She said for effective understating of the theme, labour is categorised to identify the areas to labour on, areas to learn how to direct your labour to yield good fruits and to discover obstacles to reap the good fruits.

Onuorah said that man should labour in God’s vineyard through prayers and make God’s work a priority to gain good reward.

She said that in all men do, either in family circles, at work places, or even at farm lands, care, love, peace, unity and thoughtfulness should be the watch word.

Onuorah said there is need to direct one’s labour to yield good fruits through the creation of love environment anywhere in the society.

She said to achieve success, one needs to “Define family rules and enforce them, exercise authority well with exemplary life, acknowledge children’s feelings and guide them properly.

Onuorah identified obstacles to reaping the fruits of one’s labour to include, labouring in the wrong profession, operating against the limit of one’s capability, inappropriate guidance frequent loss of jobs, and making money and not being able to account for how it is spent.

Earlier the Vicar of the church, Canon Ifeanyi Emegwa, in his Homily to declare the conference open, tasked participants to equip themselves well.

Emegwa said that sound teaching of children in line with God’s words will yield good manners and prosperous homeland.

He advised the participants to sow good seeds for good harvest, saying God’s blessing awaits those who fear Him and work in his ways.

“The benefit of this labour must be sown in the right proportion with honesty and fear of God, if not the fruits may not be yield gainfully,” he said.

Mrs Uzoamaka Emegwa, wife of the Vicar, assured the women that they will eat the fruit of their labour if they fear God.

She advised the participants to always place high value on God’s work by timely attending all activities associated with God’s work.

Emegwa urged the participants not to fear present day challenges as it pays to serve God, saying hope should be anchored on God.

She urged women to take away from the  conference a message that they should be good helpers to their husbands and join hand in the society to train God-fearing children.

The Voice Media Trust (VMT NEWS) reports that the parish conference is an annual programme of the Anglican Communion.

VMT NEWS reports that the conference was attended by all the zonal delegates under the parish.

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