Menopause Treatment

By: Wellend Health-Menopause Treatment  25-Apr-2013
Keywords: Health Problem, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause Treatment

Clinically speaking, menopause is tied to a specific date. Assuming the woman still has a uterus, menopause is defined as the day after her final episode of menstrual flow finishes. This date is fixed retrospectively, once 12 months have gone by with no menstrual flow at all. At this point a woman is considered to be a year into postmenopause, is considered to be infertile, and no longer needs to take into consideration the possibility of pregnancy. In the context of menopause Hormone replacement therapy or HRT, refers to the use of estrogen plus progestin for a woman who has an intact uterus, or estrogen alone for a woman who has had a hysterectomy. Traditionally such therapy was provided as tablets but now is available in a range of formulations including skin patches, gels, skin sprays, and subcutaneous implants. A popular alternative to conventional HRT is a synthetic hormone (derived from the Mexican yam) called tibolone. Of the non hormonal therapies for hot flushes, some of the SSRIs appear to provide some pharmaceutical relief.

Keywords: Health Problem, Hormonal Imbalance Treatment, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Menopause Treatment,

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