On the occasion of Mother’s Day Paras Hospital and Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula has organized Doctors Panel Discussion at Infosys, IT Park, Chandigarh where female employees especially mothers of Infosys were invited for health discussion, where Dr. Jagpal Pandher and Dr Shilva addressed the concerns of mothers.
Dr. Jagpal Pandher, Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine & Rheumatology, Paras Hospitals, Panchkula discussed about various general medical problems and preventive health checkups for diabetes, cholesterol and heart problems, but as usual discussion steered towards, various musculoskeletal disorders with growing age, like chronic back pain, osteoarthritis. He also stressed upon the importance of being physically active, maintaining ideal body weight, healthy eating, benefits of physiotherapy and adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D. It is important to educate people that, though, degenerative or osteoarthritis is the predominant cause of joint pains at this age, but we should not overlook possibility of Inflammatory arthritis, periarticular disorders and other types of arthritis where further evaluation and right treatment would not only provide significant benefit, but would also prevent further damage to the joints, which otherwise could lead to significant deformities and disability.
Dr Shilva Sr. Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula discussed about menopause. Perimenopause also called Menopause transition begins several years before menopause. In this period ovaries begin to produce less estrogen. It usually starts after the age of 45 but it can also start in young age before 40. Average age of menopause is 52. Irregular periods during perimenopause is common change. Often periods will skip a month or skip for several months. Despite irregular pregnancy can occur and if periods are stopped and if you are not sure you should get pregnancy test.
Dr Shilva also emphasized on scheduling regular health visits with doctor for preventing health care and for any medical problem. Health screening tests include Pap Smear, mammography, Lipid profile and Colonoscopy. After menopause risk of cardiovascular disease increases. So it is important to get regular exercise, eat healthy diet and maintain normal weight. Menopause also increases the risk for osteoporosis as there is increased risk of decrease in bone density. Fractures especially spine and hip bone are common after Menopause with osteoporosis. Adequate calcium intake and exercises are very important after menopause to maintain bone health.