Indian women at menopause are at a stage in life when they have fulfilled most of their responsibilities and are happily settled in life. They welcome the cessation of menses, but there are a number of unanswered questions regarding the problems they face during this phase of adjustment :
Proper medical consultation and treatment can treat most of these problems.
Women today can expect to live happily over a third of their lives that lie beyond menopause. When a woman approaches menopause a transitional phase of her life arrives. Routine health care and a healthy life style can help promote the quality of life in the years ahead. Women should have regular medical examinations and undergo tests to detect problems and should be aware of the benefits of exercise, diet, and phytoestrogens (the natural hormones) and hormone replacement therapy in the symptomatic women. It has been shown that hormone replacement therapy helps prevent cardiovascular disease. It can also ease symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of osteoporosis but hormone replacement therapy can lead to other problems also. Discuss in detail with your doctor regarding Hormone replacement therapy.
Standard tests for women aged 40-64
What : Pap Test (with Annual exam)
Why : A sample of cell from the cervix to look for changes that may lead to cancer
When : Doctor and Patient need to decide after three test in a row
What : Mammography
Why : An X-ray of breast to look for breast cancer
when : Every 1-2 years from ages 40-50 Yearly beginning at 50
During a routine examination, your doctor may ask you questions about:
If you have any questions or concerns about any of these areas, feel free to discuss them at VARDAAN MENOPAUSE CLINIC every second Saturday by prior appointment. We have an attractive comprehensive package for all these tests at our clinic.