HRT may prevent heart disease

While the recently published NICE guideline on diagnosis and management of the menopause stated that HRT does not increase the risk of heart disease when started in women aged under 60, it did not recommend the use of HRT to prevent heart disease since the evidence was not conclusive enough.

4 May 2016|

Bone loss after stopping HRT

A 15 year follow up study from Finland has confirmed previous knowledge that that women who stop HRT experience loss of bone mineral density and increased risk of wrist fracture.

4 May 2016|

Does acupuncture reduce hot flushes?

Acupuncture has often be used as a treatment for hot flushes but effectiveness is unclear. A group in Australia studied the effect of acupuncture compared to sham acupuncture in a randomised trial.

2 February 2016|

NICE issues first guideline on menopause

Today sees the launch of the NICE Guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause. It will play an important role in raising awareness of all menopausal symptoms and in encouraging women to consider lifestyle changes to improve later health.

12 November 2015|

Safety of HRT

An American study out today (18 Oct 2015) confirms the safety of HRT, with beneficial effects being shown in women who continued taking HRT for many years.

19 October 2015|