Thursday, 15 May 2014

Study calls for better education about treating menopause

A new study has found that there is a greater need for education about therapies used for menopause, particularly in women who suffer from it prematurely. Written by School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine's Professor Helena Teede, Dr Amanda Vincent, and PhD student Melanie Gibson-Helm, the study highlights that women with premature menopause are more likely to take medication to combat their symptoms, and are in need of a better understanding about their options.
The research noted that common symptoms for women with menopause were sleeplessness, depression, hot flushes, night sweats and a decreased sex drive, which are often reasons why women turn to medication for help.

Though common therapies for menopause include hormone therapy, vitamin supplements and prescription medication, the study concluded that women need to know more about their options when treating their menopause so that they can make an informed decision.

To read the full study click here.

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