[Menopause] Experience a health checkup exclusively for women! What was the result?

Would you like to reconsider your health check-up after menopause? Ms. Keifu Uyama, a writer who received a check-up for women at the clinic of Dr. Ruriko Tsushima, who continues to care for women’s health for the rest of their lives. Knowing who she is now, she feels positive and optimistic about her future beauty, youth and health.

Table of contents

  • Health checkup that you want to review at the time of menopause
  • I received an anti-aging dog internal medicine plus
  • “Anti-aging checkup internal medicine plus” examination menu
  • Health checkup flow
  • Tsushima Ruriko Women’s Life Clinic Prices for women’s checkups

Health checkup that you want to review at the time of menopause

Health checkup that you want to review at the time of menopause

Even if you don’t have the typical symptoms of menopause, when you reach your 40s, changes appear in the amount of female hormones secreted, and the parts that have been firmly protected by female hormones are broken, and each person has their own body’s weaknesses. You will understand.

Rather than rushing to find a doctor when various disorders appear, in order to understand your own body, first study the mechanisms of women’s bodies from books and the Internet, and then seek out a doctor who is familiar with women’s mental and physical health. We recommend that you find one and go to regular health consultations and checkups.

Moreover, let’s take a health checkup for women’s body and mind, not the same regular checkup menu as general men.

This time, medical writer Keifu Uyama (57 years old) experienced the women’s checkup “Anti-Aging Checkup Internal Medicine Plus” at Ruriko Tsushima Women’s Life Clinic Ginza, which promotes “women’s health.”

I received an anti-aging dog internal medicine plus

I received an anti-aging dog internal medicine plus

Ruriko Tsushima Women’s Life Clinic Ginza is located in a bright building facing Chuo-dori, the center of Ginza, a pedestrian-free zone and crowded with people from all over the world even on holidays.

The clinic is visited by women from all over the country for a variety of reasons. No matter how busy she is, the director, Dr. Ruriko Tsushima, listens to what patients have to say, and sometimes mixes in jokes and stories of her own experiences to help her patients. It captures the heart of the patient and creates an atmosphere in which one can have a medical examination or internal examination in a relaxed state.

On this day, I visited the clinic to receive an “anti-aging checkup internal medicine plus” checkup in the clinic’s checkup menu.

This checkup menu is a full body check menu that is necessary for women in their 40s to 60s who are worried about menopause, plus an internal medical checkup, so that they can check the whole body more thoroughly.

Ruriko Tsushima said, “Don’t think that only cervical cancer and breast cancer examinations are women’s examinations. These examinations are called ‘bikini examinations’ for diseases that women are more likely to get, but there are other diseases that you should be careful about. There is also

For example, Basedow’s disease, Hashimoto’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, collagen disease, osteoporosis, endometriosis, ovarian cyst, etc. These affect so many women that they are not likely to be examined during routine check-ups in the workplace.”

Based on her wealth of experience in women’s health and the treatment and prevention of diseases, Dr. Ruriko Tsushima designed the “Women’s Checkup” program with the message that these diseases should not be overlooked.

Only the fecal occult blood test is collected in a container that was mailed in advance and brought to the test, but other tests are completed in about 3 hours, so even busy women can complete the test in about half a day off. They will send you a medical questionnaire in advance, or you can download it from the website, so if you fill it out in advance, you will have plenty of time to come to the clinic.

“Anti-aging checkup internal medicine plus” examination menu

Comprehensive health consultation

gynecological examination

  • Cervical cancer screening (cervical cytology)
  • HPV test (presence or absence of viral infection that causes cervical cancer)
  • Uterine cancer screening (endometrial cytology)
  • Transvaginal ultrasonography (examination of the shape of the uterus and ovaries seen from the vagina to check for uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, etc.)
  • Breast physical examination (physician visually inspects breasts for abnormalities)
  • Mammography (X-ray imaging examination for breasts. Standard examination for breast cancer screening)

Blood test

  • Blood count (examination to check anemia, immunity, etc.)
  • Biochemical test (test to check liver function, renal function, lipid, sugar, etc.)
  • Thyroid function (examines abnormal thyroid function, which is common in women)
  • Antinuclear antibody (examines the presence or absence of a predisposition to connective tissue disease, which is common in women)
  • Rheumatoid factor (to check for predisposition to rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Inflammatory response (examines the presence of infection and tissue inflammation)
  • Hormone check (examine the balance of female hormones)
  • 4 types of tumor markers (main screening tests for cancer detection/liver, pancreas, colon, ovary)
  • ABO test (stomach cancer screening test that can be done by drawing blood)

Urinalysis (to check for abnormalities in urine)

Bone density (test for osteoporosis)

internal medicine

  • Electrocardiogram (examination of the state of the heart)
  • Chest X-ray (examination of lung condition)
  • Fecal occult blood (examination for early detection of colorectal cancer)
  • Insulin (diabetes test)
  • Abdominal circumference (basic examination for metabolic syndrome)

mental

  • Stress check (examines depression tendency and degree of stress)
  • Menopausal index (examines the degree of menopausal disorder)

others

  • Blood pressure measurement (basic examination for lifestyle-related diseases)
  • Visceral fat measurement (measures visceral fat in a short time without using a CT scan)
  • Height, weight, body fat measurement (to check the degree of obesity)

Health checkup flow

Fill out a medical questionnaire in the waiting room
Fill out a medical questionnaire in the waiting room

In my case, while filling out a medical questionnaire in the waiting room, I immediately entered the examination room where Dr. Ruriko Tsushima was waiting for me, and received a health consultation, transvaginal ultrasonography for gynecological examinations, and cervical cancer examination.

In the health consultation, I consulted about the progress of hormone replacement therapy that I had just started, and Dr. Tsushima asked me questions about what I was concerned about after looking at the mental questionnaire.

Mentally, it was just after I started HRT, so I still haven’t regained my confidence. I received advice.

After the interview in a cheerful atmosphere, the transvaginal ultrasound examination began smoothly, and the pelvic examination ended without any tension.

1/Transvaginal ultrasound examination 2・3・4/Using echo photos, illustrations, and models, Dr. Tsushima explains in an easy-to-understand manner

At this point, I found out that I had a large uterine fibroid, and Dr. Tsushima asked me, “Did you have severe menstrual pain before menopause?”

I was told that there were some small uterine fibroids in previous checkups, but it was a little surprising that they were getting bigger. Dr. Tsushima took an image and explained the shape and size of the tumor with auxiliary lines.

In the end, it was decided that if there were no abnormalities in the cervical cancer screening, the uterine fibroids did not require immediate surgery or treatment, so we started HRT and would follow up every six months.

Mr. Tsushima drew models and hand-drawn illustrations and explained things in an easy-to-understand manner, so I was able to deepen my understanding of HRT, so I was very relieved.

Finally, the cells to be used for endometrial cancer and cervical cancer tests are collected.

After that, I took a blood sample for a blood test, took a short rest, changed clothes for a mammogram, a chest X-ray, and a bone density test, and entered the X-ray room. It was very efficient and I didn’t have to change clothes many times, so I was saved without being troublesome.

Blood test
Blood test

After imaging, an optional mammogram was performed along with a clinical breast examination. While listening to the doctor’s explanation, I was able to check the presence or absence of lumps in the mammary glands and the presence or absence of clogging and lumps in the ultrasound while checking the ultrasound images myself.

Diagnosis of mammography results
Diagnosis of mammography results

 

Diagnosis using mammography
Diagnosis using mammography

After that, height, weight, and body fat were measured, followed by visceral fat and waist circumference. Measurement of visceral fat was completed in no time. Followed by an electrocardiogram, and finally blood pressure was measured and completed. The test took less than three hours, but I felt no stress or anxiety, and when I stepped outside, I was greeted by the bright streets of Ginza, and I felt a sense of accomplishment.

Abdominal circumference and visceral fat measurement
Abdominal circumference and visceral fat measurement
height weight measurement
height weight measurement
electrocardiogram
electrocardiogram
blood pressure measurement
blood pressure measurement

This time, I was able to get to know the weak points of my mind and body by taking the checkup, and it gave me an opportunity to know where I should be careful about my health. And above all, I realized the importance of having a trusted gynecologist to watch over my body and mind.

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