By | April 24th, 2016 | Comments Off on Menopause

The website is a source of information for Canadian women approaching or in menopause or perimenopause. It is one element of a broader Menopause Education and Awareness Program initiated by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).

The North American Menopause Society, is a nonprofit scientific organization devoted to promoting women’s health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause. This site contains information on menopause, perimenopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms and long-term health effects of estrogen loss, and a wide variety of strategies and therapies to enhance health.

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) was a major 15-year research program to address the most common causes of death, disability and poor quality of life in postmenopausal women — cardiovascular disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

HealthLink BC has created an online tool called “Menopause: Should I Use Hormone Therapy (HT)?”

It includes up-to-date facts compiled by a team of Canadian doctors, internists and geriatricians. The tool breaks down the “should-I-or-shouldn’t-I” conundrum into six sections that encourage women to learn the facts, compare their options and consider how they feel about using hormone therapy.