Women shouldn’t be advised to stop taking HRT after any arbitrary time limit,’ say the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines that help healthcare professionals provide the best and safest care at the menopause.
Non hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms
The majority of women experience a natural menopause (sometimes called the ‘change of life’) when their periods finish, usually around the age of 51 years.
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NICE guideline – Menopause: diagnosis and management (Starting and stopping HRT)
This summary deals with the recommendations from the guidelines in respect to starting, continuing or stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the advice which should be given to menopausal women.
NICE guideline – Menopause: diagnosis and management (Alternatives to hormone replacement therapy HRT)
Therapies offered for menopause-related symptoms include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), lifestyle advice, complementary and alternative treatments, and
prescribed non-hormonal medicines.