MD Training, Specialty Affect Menopause Treatments

New research reveals that treatments for troublesome symptoms of menopause not only are varied across specialties but also differ based on how recently physicians were trained and how much knowledge physicians perceive their patients to have about the condition.



Vaginal estrogens are effective options for managing bothersome symptoms related to genitourinary syndrome of menopause in postmenopausal women.

Cartoon: Changes in hormone levels aren't the only cause of sleep disturbances in menopausal and postmenopausal women.

Approved treatments of menopause-related symptoms can have narrow indications, but they may offer broader relief of the most bothersome menopause symptoms.

Paroxetine may be a reliable nonhormonal treatment option to help reduce vasomotor symptoms and improve sleep in postmenopausal women.

Go ahead and recommend exercise for overall health benefits, but don't advise patients that exercise can reduce hot flashes and night sweats during menopause.

Removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes at the time of a hysterectomy doesn't increase the risk of pelvic organ prolapse, new research finds.

In this video, Steven R. Goldstein, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at NYU, discusses new research he presented in October at the 25th annual North American Menopause Society meeting.


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