Menopause / Hormone Replacement Therapy
1. Counsel patients on lifestyle modifications to relieve the symptoms of menopause.
2. Discuss the risks and benefits associated with hormone replacement therapy and consider a woman’s symptoms and medical history to determine whether taking hormones is the best option for her.
3. Educate patients regarding their increased risk of coronary artery disease and osteoporosis following menopause and how to take preventive measures, including diet and exercise.
4. Recommend mental health counseling for depression, and medications to relieve severe menopausal symptoms.
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Jennifer A. Keehbauch, MD, FAAFP – Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program; Director, Women’s Health Fellowship, Orlando
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