Dominate the treatment of menopause with tips from expert, Dr. Amy Tremper, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School. We discuss hormone replacement therapy (HRT), the Women’s Health Initiative, bio-identical hormones…and game shows?!
Check out the excellent review article below by Dr. Lipold et al for more great info on starting HRT.
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Listeners will identify the symptoms of menopause and apply a customized approach to symptom management.
By the end of this podcast listeners will:
Dr. Tremper reports no relevant financial disclosures.
03:20 Rapid fire questions
11:15 Defining menopause
13:18 Hormonal changes in menopause
15:23 Diagnosis and lab work
17:50 Tailoring patient expectations and overview of therapy
27:07 Vaginal atrophy
33:54 Gabapentin for night sweats
35:42 Women’s Health Initiative discussed
40:57 Starting hormone replacement therapy
48:17 Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
55:33 Take home points
Links from the show:
1. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage (book) by Alfred Lansing
2. Quiz Show (film) by Robert Redford
3. Lipold, L et al. Is there a time limit for systemic menopausal hormone therapy? CCJM. 2016; 83(8):605-612.
4. MenoPro, menopause decision-support algorithm and app from NAMS to help decide on HRT
5. The Gail model for breast cancer risk before starting HRT www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/.
NPR, Killer Whales and Menopause
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