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article imageNew guidelines on menopause and osteoporosis

By Tim Sandle     Oct 15, 2014 in Health
Toronto - October 18th is World Menopause Day and October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. To mark this, and to emphasise this important transition in a woman’s life, a new set of guidelines have been issued in Canada.
The guidance has come from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). The SOGC provides a source on women’s health information, and collates evidence-based health information to women. The society also reports on new clinical updates and makes recommendations to Canadian health professionals.
The SOGC issued new clinical practice guidelines and an assessment of new research relating to menopause and osteoporosis. The new clinical guideline is titled “Managing Menopause”. The guidance describes recommended lifestyle changes and current therapies designed to help women to manage the undesirable symptoms that often accompany menopause. These symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, and aches and pains.
The guideline also makes recommendations to health professionals to use menopause as an opportune time to assess a woman’s overall health and to screen for other health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. This is supported by a second guideline, aimed at health professionals called “Osteoporosis in Menopause”.
The society is keen to present unbiased and scientifically sound information. The society is concerned with many of the sources of health information available to the public, many of which can be confusing or even misleading.
To support the media, the SOGC has arranged a special event subtitled “get the facts” about menopause and osteoporosis. This takes the form of a webinar presentation (that is a conference broadcast over the Internet). This takes place on Thursday, October 16th at 2pm.
The guidance has been published in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (JOGC).
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