I love this study, and it’s Canadian! And it shows that menopause education is SO-O-O-O important.

 

Coming out of Edmonton, Alberta, a recent study demonstrated that menopausal women who understand their symptoms and treatment options, fared much better than those who did not receive the same information.

 

The study appeared in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. It compared changes over time in the menopause symptoms and quality of life. The study sampled 139 women, comparing clinic patients with symptoms to women on the clinic’s waitlist.

 

It concluded that women attending specialized menopause clinics experienced an improvement in symptoms and quality of life, compared with women on the waiting list, who showed no improvements (1).

 

Sources

 

Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society




Deborah Kerr, M.A.
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Meet Deborah Kerr. She's a huge advocate for patient-focused healthcare. After twenty years of store management in community pharmacy, and ten years of corporate management for independent pharmacy, she developed an itch. The more she scratched, the more it spread. Why does menopause take so many women by surprise? Why does it have the ability to impact relationships, and families, and workplaces. It's insidious. She found herself shouting, "there has to be a better way".

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