The Menopause

Providing women with information about HRT can help when making decisions about the treatment options they would prefer. You can also discuss the impact of their symptoms.

Healthcare professionals have a key role in the management of the menopause

In a survey of 203 UK Healthcare Professionals published by the British Journal of Family Medicine (BJFM):

86%

of healthcare professionals think the menopause should be managed in primary care1

66%

of healthcare professionals feel confident in managing the menopause1

Many post-menopausal women experience symptoms of menopause3

In a survey of 1200 menopausal women aged 45-65 published by the British Menopause Society:

80%

of post-menopausal women experience symptoms2

79%

Hot
flushes

70%

Night
sweats

57%

Sleeping
problems/
Insomnia

54%

Flow/frequency
of the
periods

52%

Mood
changes

47%

Low
energy

39%

Difficulty with
concentration/
memory

38%

Joint
aches

37%

Loss of
sex drive

35%

Vaginal
dryness

References

1. BJFM survey, N = 203 primary care healthcare professionals, January 2018.
2. NICE. Menopause: diagnosis and management. Guideline NG23. 2015. Available from: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23 [accessed March 2019].
3. BMS survey, N = 1200 menopausal women aged 45-65, May 2016.

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