Seven must-do tests after menopause

Here is a list of tests that women must undergo regularly after menopause for early diagnosis of health anomalies.

Individuals over the age of 40 should undergo annual mammograms and breast sonograms to screen for precancerous or cancerous lesions.

Mammography and breast sonography

Check your lipid profile (levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood) every four to six years, suggest experts. This can help identify the possible risks of heart disease.

Lipid profile test

Decreased estrogen levels are associated with an elevated risk of cardiac issues. Getting an annual electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) and stress echocardiogram can help in detecting potential cardiac issues early.

Echo and ECG

Experts recommend getting a pap smear every year after menopause. This helps in the early detection of infections and precancerous or cancerous changes in the cervix or uterus.

Pap smear

An X-ray test measures bone mineral content and density. Test your bone density annually to rule out osteoporosis, osteopenia and other bone issues after menopause.

Bone density test

A thyroid test can help in accurately addressing postmenopausal symptoms like fatigue, weight gain and depression.

Thyroid test

These imaging tests are recommended in case of postmenopausal bleeding or when abnormalities are detected during a routine ultrasound. When performed annually, they help rule out cancer in the uterus, cervix and ovaries.

Pelvic and abdomen sonography


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