152989 - Menopause Update - Urinary Incontinence
- : Online
The Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) eLearning activity will address transvaginal mesh and tapes and will review the management of female urinary incontinence as well as a management of other genitourinary issues.Relevance to General Practice
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.
Unlike some menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes which may disappear as time passes, genitourinary problems often persist and may progress with time. Genitourinary symptoms are associated both with menopause and with ageing.
This activity will review the management and referral pathway for GP on urinary incontinence released by the ACSQHC this year, the diagnosis and management of urinary retention and algorithms for overactive bladder and SUI management.