Symptom management in women undergoing the menopause.

This article outlines the symptoms of the menopause and the available treatments for these, including hormone replacement therapy, non-hormonal treatments and alternative therapies, and discusses how nurses can assist women undergoing the menopause to improve their health and quality of life during this often challenging time. PMID: 29363891 [PubMed - in process]
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