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.
We received the following comment from one of the visitors to our website: “I cannot be the only woman that finds this time of life to be horrendous and yet there is little support via the NHS. Would this be the same if the menopause affected men?”.
Following a two year development process examining the diagnosis and management of menopause, in which the British Menopause Society has been a prominent stakeholder, the draft guideline is available for viewing and comment from 1 June to 13th July 2015.