Menopause is defined as the phase occurring during the 12 months after the last menstrual period. This condition marks the end of menstrual cycles and it is a natural biological process that does not affect sexuality.
Menopause is a phase in which a woman’s monthly menstruation ends, which is also the end of fertility. The cause of menopause is the reduction of global functioning and reduction of hormone production in the ovaries.
Menopause usually starts between the ages of 40 and 56, however it can begin earlier when malnourishment and smoking are risk factors. The phases before and after menopause are referred as climacteric. Signs of menopause include moodswings, hot flashes and excessive sweat, lack of sexual drive, sleep disorders, and pain during sexual intercourse. The last sign is due to the thinning and drying of the vaginal tissues.
Menopause generally requires no treatment. Hormone therapy can be used to alleviate some symptoms during this time of change. This type of hormone therapy has its advantages (for example, reduction or disappearance of risk for osteoporosis), but also its disadvantages (for example, a slightly increased risk of heart attack), which should be discussed with a specialist.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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