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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What treatments are available for menopause?

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    Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a leader in women’s health, supported by funding from the Australian Government. We provide trusted and easy-to-understand information to … View Profile

    Many women will not need any treatment and are able to cope with the symptoms through lifestyle changes, including regular exercise and a healthy diet. Other women may find relief from alternative or herbal therapies, and these should always be prescribed by a qualified naturopath or herbalist with an interest in women’s health. Women who experience severe symptoms may consider hormonal or non-hormonal medications. Talk to your doctor about your options.

  • Dr Carolyn Ee

    Acupuncturist, GP (General Practitioner)

    I'm a Sydney GP with a special interest in women's health especially menopause and TTC ( trying to conceive). I specialise in acupuncture, and am … View Profile

    Menopause itself is not a disease, but it may cause some symptoms as outlined by Dr Smith and the Jean Hailes Foundation. Hormone replacement therapy is the mainstay of treatment for severe symptoms that are interfering with daily life. It is worthwhile having a talk to your doctor about your specific symptoms - they may not actually be due to the menopause, and the menopause is a good opportunity to discuss prevention of diseases that become more common in the post-menopause (such as osteoporosis and heart disease).

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