World Menopause Day is a worldwide awareness call for women who face health issues when approaching, during and beyond the menopause.
The International Menopause Society’s World Menopause Day Awareness Campaign highlights the opportunity of using the menopausal period to assess female-specific risk factors and preventing the development of cardiovascular disease.
For clinicians, a white paper, ‘Cardiovascular risk assessment in women’, authored by Peter Collins, Carolyn M. Webb, Tobie De Villiers, John Stevenson, Nicholas Panay and Rod Baber has been produced. This is a systematic review to summarise the literature and evaluate evidence on common, modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in postmenopausal women.
For women, an awareness raising poster, ‘Do what makes your heart healthy’, has been produced. This A4 poster is designed to disseminate the message – ‘Reduce your risk factors; a happy heart is a healthy heart’.
The poster can be used in a physician’s waiting room or reception, in libraries, or during health awareness meetings for women. The poster can be used throughout the year to encourage women to seek help and advice from their health care professional.
Also available is a Patient Information Leaflet – ‘Do what makes your heart healthy’
This comprehensive booklet recognises that the menopausal phase in a woman’s life is an important window where preventative measures can be most effective in reducing cardiac risk and prevent heart disease. It explains how to identify cardiac risk and highlights the top 10 tips for women to work with health professionals to explore options and prevention strategies that provide the correct tailored interventions for an individual patient.
For full details please click on: http://www.imsociety.org/world_menopause_day.php?year=2016