101467 - Managing Menopause: Weighing up the Evidence
- : Online
This free Active Learning Module (ALM) has been developed to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of menopausal treatment options.
It covers the following points:
• Signs and symptoms of menopause
• Benefits and risks of treatment options (HRT/MHT, complementary therapies, non-hormonal treatment options)
The activity seeks to assist health professionals to provide well-informed, up-to-date advice and treatment in the care and management of menopausal women.
To register, please visit: https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-professionals/active-learning-modules.
Menopause occurs when there has been a change in a woman’s reproductive hormones and the ovaries are no longer able to release any eggs. Whilst menopause can occur naturally and at the expected age (51-52 years for Australian women), many women experience menopause prematurely. Perimenopause is the stage before natural menopause and is often the time when women begin to experience the symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, vaginal changes and mood swings. These symptoms can affect quality of life, social participation and mental/emotional wellbeing.
Women who present with symptoms of menopause will typically do so in a general practice context. Healthy living, natural and complementary therapies, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and some prescription medications may assist in the management of menopause. It is important for GPs and health professionals to be well-informed of menopausal symptoms and treatment options.