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Managing menopause. Part 2: what are the choices in treatment?

Vivienne M O’Connor

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Abstract

We continue our foray into menopause and its management. Part 1 of this article discussed how differently individual women experience the menopause and the importance of tailoring management accordingly.

Key Points

  • It is important to gain an understanding of the woman’s attitude towards and experience of medication.
  • Every woman should be offered the choices for the management for her individual postmenopausal problems.
  • Decision making about management is between the woman and her doctor.
  • Balance the individual risks and benefits of treatment options with every woman.
  • Continuing care requires regular visits to reappraise the dynamic situation.

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