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  • Tibolone as menopausal hormone therapy | New December 2018
    Key Points Tibolone acts as a combined oral hormone therapy for treating menopausal symptoms It has not been researched as extensively as some other forms of HT Evidence for improved sexual function with tibolone is not strong An increased risk of stroke was found in women over 60 year... Read more..
  • Complementary medicine options for menopausal symptoms
    MAIN POINTS Complementary medicine is used to describe a wide range of healthcare medicines, therapies (forms of treatment that do not involve medicines) and other products that are not generally considered as part of conventional medicine. Some complementary medicines may help with mild sympt... Read more..
  • Fact Sheets
    The AMS website is often the first port of call for patients. With this in mind we have decided to create a set of fact sheets for patients, as companion sheets to the popular videos, and the other more detailed AMS Information Sheets. Menopause what are the symptoms? Menopause at a glance Ev... Read more..
  • What is Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and is it safe?
    MAIN POINTS MHT (also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT) covers a range of hormonal treatments that can reduce menopausal symptoms. MHT is the most effective way to control menopausal symptoms while also giving other health benefits. MHT is safe to use for most women in their 50s or... Read more..
  • Effects of Stress on Health
    Dr Rebecca Thurston Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Rebecca Thurston discusses current research regarding the effects of stress on health. Read more..
  • What Women Need to Know About Stress
    Dr Rebecca Thurston Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Rebecca Thurston discusses how stress effects overall health. Read more..
  • Bleeding – perimenopausal, postmenopausal and breakthrough bleeding on MHT/HRT
    Key points A change in bleeding pattern is common during perimenopause. Heavy bleeding, prolonged bleeding, and any bleeding more than 12 months after the last menstrual period need investigation. Endometrial ultrasound is the first investigation of choice, and the findings determine th... Read more..
  • How to make work menopause-friendly: don't think of it as a problem to be managed
    Kathleen Riach, Monash University and Gavin Jack, Monash University For many, menopause conjures up feelings of embarrassment, hot flushes, mood swings and sleep disturbance. It doesn’t usually conjure up thoughts about the workplace. Yet menopause at work is fast becoming a target of government a... Read more..
  • Will menopause affect my sex life?
    MAIN POINTS If your sex life is good before menopause, it is likely to remain good after menopause. Sexual wellbeing is complex and many other personal factors in your life could be involved. Vaginal dryness can be treated with creams and lubricant. Hormonal treatments include oestrogen or t... Read more..
  • What We Know About Estrogen and Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Cynthia Stuenkel Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego. Dr Stuenkel explains the safety and efficacy of estrogen throughout a woman’s life stages. Read more..
  • Tailoring Estrogen Therapy for Maximum Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Cynthia Stuenkel Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego. Dr Stuenkel explains the importance of individualizing hormone therapy during a woman’s life stages.  Read more..
  • Midlife Women and Sleep - Study
    Are you on the brink of menopause, going through menopause, or newly post-menopausal? Are you sick and tired of getting a bad night’s sleep?  A psychology honours student at the University of New England is investigating different behaviours and their effects on women’s sleep at midlife. Your ... Read more..
  • Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Health
    Dr Howard Hodis Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Director of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr Hodis addresses gender differences and primary prevention for cardiovascular disease in midlife women... Read more..
  • Bone Health
    Dr Felicia Cosman Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr Cosman discusses treatment options for women with low bone density and women at high risk. In addition, she... Read more..
  • iPrevent: an evidence-based tool to assess and manage breast cancer risk
    A new web-based tool is available at https://www.petermac.org/iprevent to help women understand their personal breast cancer risk and then act on it. It is designed to be used collaboratively by women and their doctors. Women can use it at home, print the output, and bring it to a consultation for d... Read more..
  • Diagnosis and treatment options for bone health
    Dr Felicia Cosman MD Medical Director of the Clinical Research Center at Helen Hayes Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr Cosman explains vertebral and osteoporotic fractures, risk levels, and antiresorptive and anabolic thera... Read more..
  • Clinical Consideration for the Treatment of GSM
    Dr Nick Panay, MSc, MBBS, FRCOG, MFSHR Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Director, West London Menopause and PMS Center Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Westminster Hospitals General Secretary-Elect of the International Menopause Society Dr Panay reviews why discussion of treatment options f... Read more..
  • Moisturizers, Lubricants, and Prasterone
    Dr Nick Panay, MSc, MBBS, FRCOG, MFSHR Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Director, West London Menopause and PMS Center Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Westminster Hospitals General Secretary-Elect of the International Menopause Society Dr Panay discusses the importance of talking about pai... Read more..
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard 2017
    7 December 2017:  The first nationally agreed standard of care for women with heavy menstrual bleeding was launched by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on 20 October 2017. The new standard aims to improve women’s health across Australia for this potentially debili... Read more..
  • The Timing Hypothesis
    Dr Peter Schnatz Past President of NAMS and Associate Chairman and Residency Program Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Reading Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania. Dr Schnatz discusses the benefits of starting women on hormone therapy at the beginning of the menopause tr... Read more..

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