Thursday, January 22, 2009

And, as everything changes... so do guidelines for treating menopause

First of all - I'm not sure about the "treating" part for menopause. After all, menopause isn't a condition that can be treated or needs to be treated. There may some symptoms of menopause that could be treated if they become too uncomfortable, but really - treating menopause?

Anyway, before I get totally off track, there are now updated guidelines for Canadian doctors, issued by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. They say that hormone replacement therapy, now called hormone therapy (HT) is not all as bad as some studies have made it out to be.

Because of issues that many have with the biggest study, the Women's Health Study and its findings that HT was dangerous, doctors are countering with their own research searches to find the opposite findings. As a result, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is now says that doctors may consider prescribing HT for women who are having problems dealing with menopause symptoms for as long as four or five years. It may be given for longer periods, if needed.

You can read more about this in the article Menopause treatment guidelines updated.

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