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Later Years (≥50 years old)

As you enter the later years, a new phrase of life awaits you as you face menopause as part of aging. The emphasis in this stage remains to detect cancers and chronic medical conditions early with the ultimate goal to age healthily and gracefully.

Health issues in this stage include:


Menopause is sometimes called ‘the change of life’ as it marks the end of a woman’s reproductive life. At menopause, the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone drastically reduces. The word “menopause” refers to the last or final menstrual period a woman experiences.


Bone health

Bone health in women is also an important area to pay attention to. The foundation to optimal bone mass begins from young and continues into the twenties when you attain the greatest amount of bone in one’s lifetime (peak bone mass). Thereafter, you will slowly begin to lose bone mass. The greater the peak bone mass attained, the better the protection you can get against brittle bone disease (osteoporosis).


Physical activity including balance exercises to avoid falls

Physical activity is integral to a woman's overall health and well-being in all stages of her life. Keeping a routine physical activity regime is relatively easy. Learn the benefits of keeping fit and start your fitness journey today.


Mental wellness to cope with ageing

Mental wellbeing is the key to a good life and health in all the stages of womanhood. In addition to managing stress well and taking care of our health through good nutrition and exercise, and avoiding smoking and drinking, there are a few particularly helpful areas that women can focus on at different ages to improve their mental wellness.


Screen for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Singapore. Colorectal cancer usually arises from growths on the inner walls of the colon and rectum, known as polyps.


Continue Screen for Chronic Medical conditions

Some of the top chronic medical conditions in Singapore include Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia).


Continue Breast cancer awareness

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide? Every woman is at risk and breast cancer can affect women at any age.


Continue screening for gynaecological cancers

Gynaecological cancers comprise of uterine, ovarian, and cervical cancers. Currently, of these 3 cancers, only cervical cancer has an effective screening test. The risk of developing cervical cancer can also be reduced by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination.


General Health advice for women at all stages

Advice on Diet, Maintaining healthy Body Mass Index (BMI), having healthy lifestyle habits such as Don’t Smoke, Limiting alcohol consumption and Protecting yourself from sexually transmitted diseases.

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