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Saturday, 24 February

Menopause Screening A Life Saver

Health screening for women as they hit the menopause may be a life saving intervention say doctors.

Menopause expert Miss Tania Adib, a consultant gynaecologist at Queens Hospital and Twenty-five Harley Street Day Clinic said: “The average age of the menopause in the UK is 51 years, just when women are at their prime of life, leading busy lives, holding down stressful jobs or juggling family life.

"Women tend to look after everyone but themselves. But they need to pause and really look at their health and find out whether there are solutions to niggling issues caused by hormonal changes."

 

Health screening for older women may be a lifesaving intervention

Miss Adib explained: “The risk of developing ovarian cancer gets higher with age. Most breast cancers (8 out of 10) occur in women who are over the age of 50. Most ovarian cancers develop after menopause but are not unheard of in younger women.”

 

Symptoms of the menopause include:

  • Sleeplessness.
  • Hot flushes.
  • Night sweats.
  • Low mood.
  • Loss of libido.
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Weight gain.

 

Higher risk of osteoporosis

Professor David Reid, Medical Director of Twenty-five Harley Street and one of the UK’s foremost experts on osteoporosis commented: “Osteoporosis and related fractures start becoming a worry for women who have been through the menopause. The only way to tell whether you are at risk of osteoporosis is to have a health check – which includes a 10-year fracture prediction - including the Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) and a DEXA scan which can give an accurate measurement of your bone density.

"Once we know if someone is at risk of osteoporosis, we can treat it or if detected early enough, help women avoid it completely.”

There is plenty that can be done to help menopausal symptoms, including HRT and holistic health tweaks.

Miss Adib explained: “In my clinic I use HRT but also advise on other methods for controlling menopausal symptoms, including herbs, diet and mindfulness.”

Picture: Miss Tania Adib is a menopause expert

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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