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NICE launches consultation on menopause guideline

11 June, 2015

NICE launches consultation on menopause guideline

NICE has launched a public consultation on its draft clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of menopause.  

The average age of menopause in the UK is 51, but premature menopause affects one in 100 women under the age of 40.

The draft guideline covers when blood tests or imaging can help diagnosing menopause, and when treatments like hormone replacement therapy or other therapies should be offered.

Draft recommendations include which tests can be used to diagnose menopause, and advice on offering holistic, individualised care that takes into account the woman’s symptoms and preferences.

The draft guideline also highlights that clinicians should give support and advice to women who are likely to go through menopause as a result of medical or surgical treatment, including women with cancer, at high risk of hormone-dependent cancer or having gynaecological surgery.

The public consultation on the menopause draft guideline runs until 13 July.

 

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