Managing the menopause: symptoms, consequences and treatment
Debra Holloway Nurse consultant gynaecology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, London
The menopause affects all women, and nurses in any role will come across women who have menopausal symptoms. Some women will need more help than others to manage their symptoms. In 2015 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence produced guidelines for its diagnosis and management. This article gives an overview of menopause and strategies and treatment for the symptoms women experience. It looks at symptoms, consequences and treatments including lifestyle and medication. The aim is to provide up-to-date information for nurses and an overview of the new NICE guidance.
Primary Health Care.
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Received: 14 March 2016
Accepted: 13 March 2016
Published online: 28 July 2016
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