To determine the clinical characteristics of patients with menopause treated in the outpatient department in a private institution in the city of Medellin. S: Observational, descriptive and retrospective study of a population of menopausal women attended in a private clinic between 2002 and 2012. A form for the collection of the clinical data was used and the information was analyzed in the program SPSS vr. 18. A descriptive analysis of the study variables was carried out: the qualitative ones were calculated the absolute frequencies and percentages and for the quantitative the averages and the standard deviation. 123 charts of menopausal women who met eligibility criteria were reviewed. The average age of participants was 54,4 ± 6,5 years, and the age of onset of menopause was 48,8 ± 3,7; 21,1% had a history of hysterectomy. The most common clinical manifestations of menopause were: hot flashes (63,4%), metrorrhagia (36,6%) and headache (35%). The most frequent medical history was hypertension (39,4%) and dyslipidemia (28,5%), 6,5% had a history of stroke, angina and / or myocardial infarction. In the category of body mass index, 6,7% were normal weight, 75% overweight and 18.8 % obese. 72,2% of women receiving treatment for menopause and 67,3% HRT. N: The hot flashes were the most representative symptom, so this should be one of the main points to intervene at the time of the clinical and therapeutic approach of menopausal women.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Clinical characteristics of women with menopause in a private institution in the City of Medellín, Colombia|
|Número de páginas||7|
|Publicación||Ginecologia y Obstetricia de Mexico|
|Estado||Publicada - 2017|
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- Quality of life
- Retro-spective studies
- Women’s health