Annual Check up
The approach consists of a consultation, physical examination and ultrasound. The physical exam includes a urine sample, an external and internal pelvic exam, pap smear, and a breast exam. Problems (challenges) are discussed with specific reference to causes, treatment options and lifestyle changes, which can improve the prognosis. Patients are encouraged to ask questions.
Patients in their menopause have specific needs. Issues such hormone therapy, lifestyle changes and screening are addressed. Treatments may include: Hormone therapy. Estrogen therapy is the most effective treatment option for relieving menopausal hot flashes. Depending on your personal and family medical history, your doctor may recommend estrogen in the lowest dose and the shortest time frame needed to provide symptom relief for you.
Diet and Lifestyle Advice to help deal with Peri-Menopause and Menopause
- Eat a diet low in salt and saturated fat. This reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Make sure you get enough vitamin D and calcium
- Exercise regularly
- Reduce your alcohol intake
- Stop smoking
- Go for your annual health screening