Managing menopausal symptoms: hot flushes and night sweats
Jan Brockie Advanced nurse practitioner menopause, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Menopausal hot flushes and night sweats are the most common symptoms of the menopause, and a minority of women find them distressing and seek treatment. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most effective treatment for managing these symptoms. HRT is also beneficial in the treatment of other symptoms associated with menopause such as urogenital atrophy and psychological symptoms, and in protecting against the early metabolic changes associated with premature ovarian failure (
Nursing Standard. 28, 12, 48-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.11.28.12.48.e8067Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 13 June 2013
Accepted: 11 September 2013