Hormone therapy should be offered to more women with severe menopause: review – CTV

May 15, 2023

More women suffering from “debilitating” symptoms of menopause should be presented with the option of hormonal therapy, according to a paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Monday.

“There’s a whole constellation of menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms, some of which can be extremely debilitating, especially to what is relatively a young woman in our day and age,” said Dr. Iliana Lega, an endocrinologist at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and the paper’s lead author.

“Every day we see how few women are asked about menopausal symptoms (and) are informed about the treatment options and we just feel there’s an ongoing need to improve education on this topic,” she said.

Women in their 40s and 50s are raising children and could be at the peak of their careers while trying to live with distressing symptoms, she said.

“Having disrupted sleep, having frequent hot flashes, having irritability and mood issues has a huge impact on their day-to-day,” Lega said.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/hormone-therapy-should-be-offered-to-more-women-with-severe-menopause-review-1.6398546

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