Thursday, March 20, 2014

Internists should play a better role in controlling menopausal symptoms

According to a recent article ‘Competency in Menopause Management: Whither Goest the Internist?’ published in Journal of Women's Health explains the changing scenario of menopausal symptom management. Menopausal have increased by big number and expected to cross 50 million by the year 2020. Authors recommend that there should be renewed use of hormone therapy for those who have started suffering from this problem. This will help to lower the risk of breast cancer and also heart disease. Along with this internists should learn about the new non-hormonal treatments and other new treatments so that they can guide their patients in a better way. An expert, Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women's Health, Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women's Health, Richmond, VA, and President of the Academy of Women's Health proposes, “It is essential that new curricula be developed to train internists in the core competencies needed to manage menopausal symptoms.”

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