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NMIC Bulletin Vol. 23 No. 2 Update on the management of the menopause

5 June, 2017

Update on the management of the menopause

  • Management of the menopause is important as it has the potential to help promote health over several decades
  • All menopausal women should be assessed for risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis and given advice on lifestyle modification
  • The benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) outweigh the risks for most symptomatic women before the age of 60 years or within 10 years after the menopause
  • Women should be informed that HRT is not a contraceptive