“It’s important to look after your health after menopause,
as changes due to ageing and lower levels of oestrogen can
increase your risk of developing certain health conditions”.1

Umbrella
What may the Women’s Health 65+ Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Women’s Health 50+
  • Women’s Health 60-Plus
  • Women’s Health 65+
  • Women’s Health After 50
  • Women’s Health Ages 65 Years and Older
  • Women’s Health Over 60

After Menopause

What is it important for women to note about their health after menopause?

In What Is Menopause? What Happens At Menopause – Postmenopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) note:

Women’s Health 65+
“It’s important to look after your health after menopause, as changes due to ageing and lower levels of oestrogen can increase your risk of developing certain health conditions”.2

Checkups

What health checkups do women 65+ require?

In Women Over 60 the JH elaborate on:

“The complete range of medical checks and screening procedures required throughout life will vary for every person, depending on individual risks, medical background and family history. Talk to your doctor about what tests you need to maintain your health”.3

Hormone Therapy

Can hormone therapy (HT) be taken beyond age 65?

On page two in The North American Menopause Society Releases Its 2022 Hormone Therapy Position Statement published 07 July 2022, the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) include:

  • “Hormone therapy does not need to be routinely discontinued in women aged older than 60 or 65 years and can be considered for continuation beyond age 65 for persistent VMS, quality-of-life issues, or prevention of osteoporosis after appropriate evaluation and counseling of benefits and risks
  • For women with GSM, vaginal estrogen (and systemic if required) or other nonestrogen therapies may be used at any age and for extended duration, if needed”.4


On page two in Deciding About Hormone Therapy Use published July 2022, the NAMS note:

“If started in women aged older than 65 years, HT might increase the risk of dementia”.5

Health Care Provider

If I feel fine do, I still need to see my health care provider regularly?

Even if you feel fine, it may be in your best interest to choose to see your health care provider regularly.

In Health Screenings for Women Age 65 and Older: Information the (United States) MedlinePlus elaborate on:

“Even if you feel fine, you should still see your provider for regular checkups. These visits can help you avoid problems in the future. For example, the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. High blood sugar and high cholesterol levels also may not have any symptoms in the early stages. A simple blood test can check for these conditions”.6

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  1. What Is Menopause? What Happens Health Menopause – Postmenopause. Last Updated: 29 September 2022 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/about-menopause#what-happens-at-menopause Accessed: 15 October 2022
  2. What Is Menopause? What Happens At Menopause – Postmenopause. Last Updated: 29 September 2022 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://www.jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/about-menopause#what-happens-at-menopause Accessed: 15 October 2022
  3. Women Over 60. Last Updated: 20 June 2022 | Last Reviewed: 11 October 2018. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/health-checks/women-over-60 Accessed: 15 October 2022
  4. The North American Menopause Society Releases Its 2022 Hormone Therapy Position Statement. 07 July 2022:2. The North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/press-release/ht-position-statement-release.pdf Accessed: 15 October 2022
  5. Deciding About Hormone Therapy Use. July 2022:2. The North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/docs/default-source/professional/menonote-deciding-about-ht-2022.pdf Accessed: 15 October 2022
  6. Health Screenings for Women Over Age 65: Information. Review Date: 30 April 2022. MedlinePlus https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007463.htm Accessed: 15 October 2022
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