Dr. Gandhali Deorukhkar, Gynecologist at Wockhardt Hospital, spoke about
“Points to consider before starting MHT include checking the indications and contraindications of MHT, which requires recording a history, physical exams, and other tests. Because the symptoms of menopause are varied, personalized tests should be performed for each risk factor based on the baseline examination performed based on a woman’s life cycle and family history,” the expert added.
The baseline examination, which is a general examination conducted according to the life course, should identify lifestyles such as smoking and drinking habits; mental illnesses such as depression; and with a family history of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, liver disease, thyroid disease, cardiovascular disease and venous thromboembolism via the anamnesis.
Additionally, the baseline examination should include a physical examination of height, weight, and blood pressure as well as the pelvis, breasts, and thyroid. Blood tests include tests for liver function, kidney function, anemia, and fasting blood sugar as well as a lipid test, followed by a mammogram, bone mineral density (BMD) test ), a pelvic ultrasound and a Pap test. In premature ovarian failure (POF), MHT can be used at least until the middle age of menopause regardless of symptoms.
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