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Everything you need to know about menopause

8 May 2017

Because it's whole lot more than hot flushes. 

In this Australian online Huffintong Post witer Jenny Harward briefly covers: 

  • What Exactly Is Menopause?

  • At What Age Does Menopause Happen?

  • So, What Is Peri-Menopause?

  • Symptoms During Peri-Menopause

  • Treatments for Peri-Menopausal Symptoms

  • What Happens Post-Menopause?

  • Treatments For Post Menopause Symptoms

For the article the AMS President Professor Bronwyn Stuckey, Endocrinologist and medical director of WA's Keogh Institute for Medical Research; Sydney-based GP Dr Ginni Mansberg; and Professor John Eden, Director of the Women's Health and Research Institute of Australia were interviewed. 

All three doctors said that women:

should consider Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat post-menopause symptoms, despite beliefs that HRT is linked to breast cancer, thanks to a 2002 study by the Women's Health Institute.

From Professor Stuckey:

"Firstly, there is an incorrect perception for a woman at menopause, about what her risks and benefits are. Right at the top of women's minds is that their biggest is breast cancer, but that's not at all true. Their biggest risk is cardiovascular disease."

pointed to a recent study from Finland (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26414962) - the result of which showed that women who stop HRT faced a higher cardiovascular mortality risk. Put simply, they run a higher risk of death from a cardiovascular disease.



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