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Treatment for symptoms of the menopause

Published: 05/02/2018

This information is for you if you are considering treatment for symptoms of the menopause. It tells you about the available treatment options. It may also be helpful if you are a relative or friend of someone who wishes to have treatment for the symptoms of the menopause. This information leaflet covers:

  • What menopause is                 
  • What premature menopause is              
  • What HRT is
  • The benefits and risks of HRT
  • Why you might choose an alternative to HRT
  • What the alternatives are, whether they are safe and whether they work

This information is based on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline 23 Menopause: Diagnosis and Management, published in November 2015, which contains a full list of the sources of evidence used. 

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Our information hub about menopause and women's health in later life brings together a range of resources that will help you find out more.

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