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Treatments for Menopause

Menopause is a natural part of life and does not necessarily require treatment. Decide how to best proceed by talking with your doctor. A treatment plan must be considered on an individual basis. First, consider how the symptoms are affecting your daily life. Then, talk with your doctor about your family and medical history. Remember to talk about the risks of heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer.

Remember any decision is not final. You can, and should, review it with your doctor every year during your annual checkup. You can see a gynecologist, a general practitioner, or an internist.

It is also important to review current screening tests you may need based on your age, family and medical history.

Treatments for menopause aim to:

  • Reduce unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms of menopause
  • Reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and stroke

Treatment involves the following:

There are no surgical procedures for menopause.

REFERENCES:

Menopause. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114698/Menopause. Updated March 15, 2018. Accessed April 17, 2018.

Menopause treatment . Office on Women's Health website. Available at: https://www.womenshealth.gov/menopause/menopause-treatment. Updated October 20, 2017. Accessed April 17, 2018.

The menopause years. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq047.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20130416T1306377302. Updated May 2015. Accessed April 17, 2018.

Last reviewed April 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardMarcie L. Sidman, MD  Last Updated: 3/15/2015