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The NAMS Statement on Continuing Use of Systemic Hormone Therapy After Age 65 
7 April 2015
...Use of HT should be individualized and not discontinued solely based on a woman’s age... Members only access

Short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and ovarian cancer risk
17 February 2015
..."This recent meta-analysis from the Collaborative Group raises the possibility of an increased risk of ovarian cancer with use of estrogen or combined estrogen-progestogen therapy.
...In the days since the study was released examination of the relative and absolute risk calculations have shown them to be incorrect. The revised absolute risk increase appears to now sit at just under 1 extra case per 10,000 women per year; somewhat less than the study initially suggested.  Read more...

What's New?

  • Members update

    NAMS Statement on Continuing Use of Systemic HT After Age 65; Microbiotica in women; Patient leaflet information: friend or foe?; Our Menopause World March 2015; Compounded bioiden...
  • Does HRT harm or help your heart? It depends on your age or when you start HRT

    New evidence published in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy "overall" does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased r...
  • When I'm 64 - I'll still have hot flushes?

    The answer is 'yes' for many women; for some, the symptoms can still be troublesome Some 40% of women 60 to 65 years old still have hot flushes. For many, the hot flushes are occasional and mild, but...
  • Where does the fat go?

    Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study show...
  • Midriff bulge linked to heightened risk of sudden, often fatal, heart malfunction

    Those with the largest waists and hips combined are twice as likely to be affected as those with measurements in the normal range, the findings indicate. Sudden cardiac death, or SCD for short, occur...

Features

  • AMS Guide to Equivalent HRT Doses

    This Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different HRT products available 1st October 2014. The intention is to help physicians change th...
  • Menopause Videos

    The International Menopause Society (IMS) has produced a set of easy-to-understand videos so that women can access reliable information about what the menopause is, how it might affect them ...
  • Short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and ovarian cancer risk

    A meta-analysis of 52 epidemiological studies, involving a total of 21488 women with ovarian cancer, almost all from North America, Europe and Australia, was published in The Lancet on 13 February 201...
  • Menopause and Body Changes

    Women often experience a number of symptoms and body changes at mid-life, some of which may be due to lower levels of oestrogen. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Recommendations for Clin...
  • Complementary/alternative and conventional medicine use amongst menopausal women:

    Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health There is a high prevalence of CAM use amongst Australian menopausal women. Natural menopausal women were more likely to use yoga than...

Media

  • New practical video guide to menopause

    5 January 2015:  What is the menopause? How will it affect you? What can you do about it?   Half the world's population will experience the menopause. It can be a difficult time for many women and is made worse by a tidal-wave of misleading information on social media. Now women globally can now access reliable information about what the menopause is, how it might affect them and how t...
  • Prevention of diseases after menopause

    Background information provide by IMS:  Key messages Women spend around 1/3 of their lives after the menopause Many chronic diseases strike within 10 years of the menopause The menopause is an opportunity for women to review their health and make changes which will ensure a healthier life A healthier lifestyle will help towards a better life Women should consider which medical aids ar...
  • World Menopause Day 2014

    18 October, 2014: Actions taken at the time of the menopause can avoid chronic diseases in later life, according to a report on women's health marking World Menopause Day (18th October). Around one third of a woman's life is lived after the menopause. The age of the natural menopause among women in developed countries is between 50 and 52 years, whereas, in less developed countries, menopause of...