Ms Rima Patel, 48, senior vice president in a leading pharma company, slated to be the next president of her flagship division, had to take pre-mature retirement because of her hot-flushes which embarrassed her no end at important meetings. Ms Patel had been recommended HRT at the time of her hysterectomy (with ovaries too removed) 3 yr ago. She had vehemently refused HRT because she felt it was not warranted. If this is the state of a pharma VP, what about others?
Ms Bharti Mhatre, 52, had a violent bout of sneezing and fractured 3 of ribs. Ms Bharti suffered from osteoporosis, one of the effects of menopause. Even she had rejected the offer of HRT.
Both these are real-life cases and not a
figment of imagination. Doctors right across India are offering HRT, but our
patients, riddled with myths, reject HRT without even a serious consideration.