It is well known that prevention is the most powerful ally of wellbeing. During perimenopause and after, at the menarche, the body goes through significant changes that every woman should watch closely. Therefore, it is usually recommended to do a series of preventive tests in an annual basis including:
- Screening mammograms: Ideally, the regular control of breast starts much earlier that at the age of 40. New guidelines in medical science suggest it should start once you turn 35.
- Pap Test: An examination which every woman should take from the moment she starts having sexual relations.
- Transvaginal Ultrasound control: The transvaginal ultrasound is the latest form of ultra-sound for the depiction of internal sexual organs, that helps the gynaecologist diagnose multiple conditions of the uterus (fibroids,polyps, adenomyosis), cysts, cancer of the reproductive organs, pelvic infection etc.
- Bone density measurement: Two body parts should be tested: the hip bone and the spine. The bone density measurement should start at the age of 50. If the results are normal, it can be repeated after 2-3 years, if however any problems are discovered, it should be repeated once every year.
If you do these tests regularly, it will help you prevent and be able to deal with any problems that might occur, either due to menopause or aging. In this way, you can maintain good health and enjoy your life, without any restrictions.
In collaboration with Dr Olga. E. Bikou, Obstetrician-Surgeon-Gynaecologist