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Women’s Health 

Women’s Health
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Women’s Health
Author(s):

Mary Kendell

and Margie Wentzel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190466268.003.0011
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date: 17 October 2019

Although the hormonal changes that occur during menopause are the same for all women, the experience of menopause will be as unique as the woman herself. It will be modulated as much by the physiological changes that occur in her body as it will be by her cultural upbringing, thoughts and attitudes about this time in her life, and her current life stressors. Recognition of menopause as a unique experience for every woman is an essential component of an integrative approach to health care for this phase of life. Management and treatment options should include proactive anticipatory education, symptom screening, diet and lifestyle recommendations and, when necessary, pharmacotherapeutics. This chapter covers vasomotor symptoms, skin changes, breast health and breast cancer, genitourinary complaints, sexuality, and hormone replacement therapy.

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