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Menopause Treatment Information
IU Health provides a wide array of comprehensive services, from gynecology to urogynecology to oncogynecology, to help you identify health conditions and develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Services for menopause include the following:
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT involves taking the hormones estrogen and progestin to help relieve some of the symptoms of menopause, particularly hot flashes. It also relieves vaginal dryness and can help to relieve some changes that can cause problems in the urinary tract. HRT also slows bone loss after menopause and helps prevent osteoporosis. Hormone replacement therapy may be given in many ways, including orally, vaginally or transdermally (via the skin).
- Bone densitometry exam. Your IU Health gynecologist may recommend this exam if you are at risk for osteoporosis. Densitometry is a low radiation, precise exam that tests your bone density and can help determine your risk of breakage or fracture due to osteoporosis. A bone density test uses X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are present in your bones. It can be used to confirm the diagnosis of osteoporosis or to monitor the progress of treatment.
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Menopause Support Services
Resources for women who are experiencing menopause are available from a variety of organizations.
A Sampling of Menopause Support Services
The North American Menopause Society
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging.
International Menopause Society
The aims of the International Menopause Society (IMS) are to promote knowledge, study and research on all aspects of aging in men and women.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
This is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life, and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.