Flashcards in Women's health not otherwise specified Deck (13):
When to begin mammograms?
How often to do mammograms?
annually or biannually ages 40 - 49
annually age 50 and up
When to stop mammograms?
can stop at 75 depending on health and risk factors
Average age of menopause?
What risk factors are taken into account when considering hormone replacement therapy?
family history -
MI / CAD
What is the role of progesterone in HRT?
estrogen alone, when not balanced by progesterone, can stimulate growth of the lining of the uterus, increasing the risk of uterine cancer
Why do women have more osteoporosis than men?
sudden loss of estrogen in menopause
DEXA T scores
what is normal?
what is low bone mass?
what is osteoporosis?
greater than ( - 1 ) is normal
( -1 ) to ( - 2.5 ) is low bone mass
below ( - 2.5 )
What are some examples of calcium rich foods?
green leafy veg
salmon with bones
Which type of calcium has the greatest amount of elemental calcium?
Examples of oral bisphosphonates
Examples of IV bisphosphonates
zoledronic acid (Reclast)