A recently published study has demonstrated an association between sedentary lifestyle, severe menopausal symptoms and obesity.
The role of HRT in improving cognitive abilities such as verbal memory continues to be debated, with lack of clarity around the role of menopausal estrogen lack, and hence the role of hormone replacement, along with the role of simply ageing.
Many women and healthcare professionals continue to be concerned about the association of HRT use and breast cancer.
Acupuncture has often been used as a treatment for hot flushes but its effectiveness is unclear.
Following yesterday's launch of the NICE Guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause, BBC2's Victoria Derbyshire discussed how best to treat the menopause.
Today sees the launch of the NICE Guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause.
So says Kathryn Colas of www.simplyhormones.com. She believes that until men begin to understand the list of stressful symptoms that women go through during the menopause, they could end up as a divorce statistic.
A clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause is in final preparation
Each year about 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK and about 4,300 lose their lives, mainly because they are diagnosed too late. Target Ovarian Cancer has developed a Symptoms Diary app that will help women who are concerned about ovarian cancer record their symptoms and talk to their GP.