148468 - Menopause Update - Menopause Basics
This update on Menopause Basics focusing on genitourinary conditions, is aimed at GP's who are seeking a comprehensive review of the current issues that face them in the diagnosis and management of menopausal symptoms, particularly genitourinary and sexual issues.
Relevance to General Practice
Menopausal symptoms can have a great impact on a woman’s life and daily basic functions. Also, as women age they will experience changes to their vagina and urinary system largely due to decreasing levels of the hormone oestrogen. The changes, which may cause dryness, irritation, itching and pain with intercourse are known as the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and can affect up to 50% of postmenopausal women.
This presentation will focus on the practicalities of the menopause consultation and on how to approach the prescribing of MHT in an individual woman. How to choose, initiate and monitor the different forms of MHT will be discussed and will include the newer preparations of MHT available as options in Australia and New Zealand.
- Describe MHT treatment options for menopausal symptoms
- Implement the AMS guide to equivalent MHT/HRT doses to guide appropriate prescription of MHT/HRT
- Assess and tailor menopause management to the individual woman