Managing menopause and post-reproductive health: beyond hormones and medicines

Skye Marshall, Margaret Rees

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Abstract

In response to some studies showing an association between menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and risk of cancer and cardiovascular events, there has been increasing interest in nonhormonal- and nonmedication-based approaches to managing menopausal symptoms and optimising post-reproductive health. The aim is to maintain and promote good quality of life and independence for as long as possible.

This chapter examines the recent evidence (published within the past 10 years) for diet and exercise lifestyle options for post-reproductive health in women, specifically examining interventions for menopausal vasomotor symptoms, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia and cognitive decline. Promoting a healthy diet and preventing both obesity and malnutrition needs to be combined with physical activity. All interventions must be cost-effective, culturally acceptable and enjoyable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPostmenopausal diseases and disorders
EditorsF Perez-Lopez
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter29
Pages439-465
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-13936-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-13935-3
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Jul 2019

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    Marshall, S., & Rees, M. (2019). Managing menopause and post-reproductive health: beyond hormones and medicines. In F. Perez-Lopez (Ed.), Postmenopausal diseases and disorders (pp. 439-465). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13936-0_29