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  • Fact Sheets
    The AMS website is often the first port of call for patients. With this in mind we have decided to create a set of fact sheets for patients, as companion sheets to the popular videos, and the other more detailed AMS Information Sheets. Menopause what are the symptoms? Menopause at a glance Ev... Read more..
  • Prevention of falls and fractures
    Key Points Falls are the main cause of fractures or broken bones at any age and are preventable. Morbidity and mortality from falls and fractures is high. The major predictors of falls include low bone density, impaired postural stability and reduced lower limb muscle strength. Falls r... Read more..
  • Early menopause – chemotherapy and radiation therapy
    MAIN POINTS Chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer and other conditions can cause temporary or permanent loss of your menstrual periods and menopause.   Before the age of 40, this is known as premature ovarian insufficiency (POI).  Between the ages of 40 and 45, this is kn... Read more..
  • Maintaining your weight and health during and after menopause
    MAIN POINTS Weight gain during and after menopause has more to do with your lifestyle and the changes of ageing than with hormonal changes of menopause. The hormonal changes of menopause can cause fat to settle in your abdomen rather than your hips, thighs and buttocks. Menopausal Hormone Treat... Read more..
  • Menopause Videos Vietnamese
    The International Menopause Society (IMS) set of easy-to-understand videos are now also available with Vietnamese subtitles. These seven short videos cover a whole range of issues surrounding the menopause, including the issues women worry most about; weight gain, treatment safety and sex afte... Read more..
  • Tibolone as menopausal hormone therapy
    Key Points Tibolone acts as a combined oral hormone therapy for treating menopausal symptoms It has not been researched as extensively as some other forms of HT Evidence for improved sexual function with tibolone is not strong An increased risk of stroke was found in women over 60 year... Read more..
  • Duration of Hormone Therapy Use
    James H Liu, MD, NCMP 2018-2019 NAMS President Arthur H Bill Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University Hospitals/MacDonald Women’s Hospital Department of Reproductive Biology Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Cleveland, OH USA Dr James Liu discusses the risks and... Read more..
  • Risks and Benefits of Long-Term Hormone Therapy
    James H Liu, MD, NCMP 2018-2019 NAMS President Arthur H Bill Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University Hospitals/MacDonald Women’s Hospital Department of Reproductive Biology Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Cleveland, OH USA Dr James Liu discusses the risks and... Read more..
  • What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe?
    MAIN POINTS MHT (also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT) covers a range of hormonal treatments that can reduce menopausal symptoms. MHT is the most effective way to control menopausal symptoms while also giving other health benefits. MHT is safe to use for most women in their 50s or... Read more..
  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
    MAIN POINTS The Australasian Menopause Society does not recommend the use of compounded bioidentical hormone therapy in any form. Many pharmaceutical-grade, approved menopause hormone therapies (MHTs) prescribed by your doctor are ‘body-identical’ – i.e. they contain hormones identical to those ... Read more..
  • Bleeding – perimenopausal, postmenopausal and breakthrough bleeding on MHT/HRT
    Key points A change in bleeding pattern is common during perimenopause. Heavy bleeding, prolonged bleeding, and any bleeding more than 12 months after the last menstrual period need investigation. Endometrial ultrasound is the first investigation of choice, and the findings determine th... Read more..
  • Early Menopause: Using the Experiences and Perspectives of Women and Health Professionals to Translate Evidence into Practice
    Description of Study This research project is being conducted by RMIT University, the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (Monash University) and other partners. We are interested in the experiences of women with early or premature menopause, and the perspectives of health professi... Read more..
  • Insufficient nutrition during fetal development may lead to early menopause
    5 December 2018:  Study demonstrates association between prenatal exposure to famine and early reproductive ageing Previous studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new study out of China now s... Read more..
  • Complementary medicine options for menopausal symptoms
    MAIN POINTS Complementary medicine is used to describe a wide range of healthcare medicines, therapies (forms of treatment that do not involve medicines) and other products that are not generally considered as part of conventional medicine. Some complementary medicines may help with mild sympt... Read more..
  • Effects of Stress on Health
    Dr Rebecca Thurston Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Rebecca Thurston discusses current research regarding the effects of stress on health. Read more..
  • What Women Need to Know About Stress
    Dr Rebecca Thurston Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Rebecca Thurston discusses how stress effects overall health. Read more..
  • How to make work menopause-friendly: don't think of it as a problem to be managed
    Kathleen Riach, Monash University and Gavin Jack, Monash University For many, menopause conjures up feelings of embarrassment, hot flushes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. It doesn’t usually conjure up thoughts about the workplace. Yet menopause at work is fast becoming a target of government a... Read more..
  • Will menopause affect my sex life?
    MAIN POINTS If your sex life is good before menopause, it is likely to remain good after menopause. Sexual wellbeing is complex and many other personal factors in your life could be involved. Vaginal dryness can be treated with creams and lubricant. Hormonal treatments include oestrogen or t... Read more..
  • What We Know About Estrogen and Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Cynthia Stuenkel Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego. Dr Stuenkel explains the safety and efficacy of estrogen throughout a woman’s life stages. Read more..
  • Tailoring Estrogen Therapy for Maximum Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Cynthia Stuenkel Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego. Dr Stuenkel explains the importance of individualizing hormone therapy during a woman’s life stages.  Read more..

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