Educational Talk – The Menses Issues of SLE Patient
28th November 2016
Educational Talk –The Menses Issues of SLE Patient was taken part in Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum on 28th November 2016. The talk aimed at enhancing people understanding on the treatment of different menses issues for patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). There were 68 participants in total.
The talk was started by Dr. Chi Chiu MOK, a specialist in Rheumatology, to introduce the information of SLE and explain how the treatments for SLE would affect patients’ endocrine. He emphasized that the hormone would be restored to the normal standard while patient’s condition is stable, even the estrogenic hormone would be affected by the drugs at the first stage while patient was having medical treatment for SLE. However, with severe conditions, patients who were influenced by drugs for a long period of time might stop having menstrual cycles earlier than others. In some cases, SLE patient was not suggested to become pregnant. Dr. MOK mentioned some drugs might affect developing fetus. He suggested that those patients seek advice from specialists before they became pregnant.
Apart from this, the talk was continued by Dr. Mimi FUNG, a specialist in Obstetrics and gynecology, to share her experiences in how to treat the menses issues for patients with SLE. Dr. FUNG said most of the menses issues like prolonged bleeding that happened on SLE patients were related to SLE and such problems would be gone if the disease was under control. She also mentioned that SLE patient could have hormonal-treatment in order to solve the bleeding problem. However, the health risk would be raised as a high level of blood concentrations were the result of this treating measure.
Most participants were satisfied with the arrangement and content of the talk. They were interested in this rare disorder and hoped to participate to similar activities in the future.