HRT for Healthcare Professionals – helping us to help our patients
The menopause is a natural part of ageing for women and most commonly occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Women can experience peri-menopausal symptoms for a few years leading up to it and can live for 30 to 40 years post-menopause. This is a significant amount of time during a woman’s life and it can be both overwhelming and worrying. Despite this, information has been confusing and contradictory leaving women unclear about what options they have.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment to relieve symptoms of the menopause. There has been much uncertainty amongst healthcare professionals around HRT. This recording looks at the background and evidence-based treatment options, so that we can support our patients further.
After the recording, participants will be able to:
- Identify how to diagnose the perimenopause and menopause
- Define the common symptoms of the menopause and their consequences
- Recognise the importance of providing evidence-based treatment to help women manage the symptoms of the menopause
- Discuss the risks and benefits of HRT
- Describe the role of oestrogen in reducing cardiovascular and osteoporosis risk in premenopausal women
- Outline current research and the risks associated with modern HRT in menopausal women
- Use resources to support HRT prescribing
Pharmacy professionals and GP’s working in patient facing roles. Other roles are welcome to join for information.
Dr Rebecca Lewis: GP with a special interest in menopause, Newson Health.
A recorded webinar