Therapy Areas

Menopause

Menopause is a natural process when menstruation stops permanently because of loss of ovarian follicular activity. It coincides with follicular depletion and a drop in oestrogen and progesterone levels. A diagnosis is usually made after 12 months of amenorrhea. The mean age of natural menopause is 51 years.

 

  • Before the menopause, patients undergo a period of irregular cycles of ovulation and menstruation. This is called perimenopause.
  • Some patients may undergo menopause earlier between the ages of 40-45 years. This is defined as early menopause. However before the diagnosis is made the causes of secondary amenorrhea (i.e. pregnancy, cushings syndrome, hormone secreting tumours etc) need to be excluded.
  • If ovarian function is lost before the age of 40, this is referred to as premature ovarian insufficiency.

Perimenopause

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Perimenopause

An overview of what healthcare professionals need to know about the perimenopause and the considerations of fertility and dysfunctional bleeding during this part of a woman’s a life course.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Definition of the perimenopause
  • Fertility during the perimenopause, and the need for contraception.
  • Possible dysfunctional uterine bleeding and also HMB
  • Brief over view of the role of HRT in the management of menopausal symptoms including
  • endometrial protection in preparation for menopause

 

Speaker: Dr Sarah Gray

Duration: 33 minutes 54 seconds

Menopause – back to basics

An overview of what clinicians need to know about the menopause and hormone replacement therapy in the primary care setting based on NICE guideline:

[NG23] Menopause: diagnosis and management Published November 2015 (Last updated: December 2019) Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23/resources/menopause-diagnosis-and-management-pdf-1837330217413.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Definition of menopause and premature menopause
  • Physiology of the menstrual cycle and menopause
  • The role of FSH levels in menopause and when to test
  • Symptomology of menopause, the treatment options available and their associated risks
  • Developing menopause understanding in the wider clinical setting
  • Support groups available for patients undergoing the menopause

 

Speaker: Dr Julie Oliver

Duration | 31 minutes 28 seconds

Menopause – back to basics

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Menopause – back to basics

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Menopause – back to basics

An overview of what clinicians need to know about the menopause and hormone replacement therapy in the primary care setting based on NICE guidelines.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Definition of menopause and premature menopause
  • Physiology of the menstrual cycle and menopause
  • The role of FSH levels in menopause and when to test
  • Symptomology of menopause, the treatment options available and their associated risks
  • Developing menopause understanding in the wider clinical setting
  • Support groups available for patients undergoing the menopause

 

Speakers: Dr Julie Oliver

Duration | 31 minutes 28 seconds

How can Mirena provide endometrial protection with oestrogen therapy

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How can Mirena provide endometrial protection with oestrogen therapy

This video was delivered by Dr Diana Mansour, exploring how Mirena IUS provides endometrial protection with oestrogen therapy.

 

Speaker: Dr Diana Mansour

Duration | 19 minutes 44 seconds

Case Studies

The following case studies have been designed to support healthcare professionals with their ongoing education on the topic of the menopause. Our expert menopause panel, Dr Diana Mansour, Dr Sarah Gray and Dr Julie Oliver will cover the diagnosis, investigations, treatments, referral and next steps in eight frequently seen cases.

Case 3 Moira
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