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The menopause and HRT: a more positive view?

26 November 1997

Nursing Standard


Most discussion in the literature about the menopause and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) centres on the biomedical model of health. Seedhouse (1986), Aggleton...

Women’s knowledge of HRT and the prevention of osteoporosis

20 March 1996

Nursing Standard


From the author’s experience as a sister on an orthopaedic ward, it seemed that many patients prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were not aware of the...


06 August 2003

Nursing Standard


The menopause is a significant event in the lives of most women. Some have positive experiences while others may have difficulty managing their symptoms and...

How modern women can manage the menopause

10 February 2009

Primary Health Care


The average age for a woman to experience the menopause in the UK is 51; this has been constant for many years, despite the age of the menarche regressing. Women in...

An overview of the menopause: assessment and management

30 March 2011

Nursing Standard


This article provides an overview of the menopause, including symptom management with medical and non-medical treatments. The article also examines the particular...

Managing menopausal symptoms: hot flushes and night sweats

20 November 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

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...

Vaginal atrophy: secret symptoms?

01 October 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

One quarter of post-menopausal women will be affected by vaginal symptoms, often inadequately addressed by health professionals. This article highlights the...

Symptom management in women undergoing the menopause

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

The menopause is a physiological event involving ovarian failure as a result of a loss of ovarian follicular activity, which leads to oestrogen deficiency, resulting...

A life change for the better

22 May 2007

Nursing Standard


The menopause can be a time of upheaval in a woman’s life. But it can also be a wake-up call for them to think about their future health.

Managing the menopause: symptoms, consequences and treatment

31 August 2016

Primary Health Care


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...