Menopause is not a disease but a natural life phase in women. Hence it needs no treatment but if problem associated with menopause are significant enough to cause emotional, physical, social and psychological effects it needs treatment. Treatment is symptom or condition specific.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Traditionally hormone mainly oestrogen is given to the affected women. This can be given in many forms including pills, vaginal creams, skin patches, injections. But according to the vast research done, this kind of treatment is responsible for increased risk of breast cancer, stroke,and heart diseases Medication: Other medications like antidepressants, sedatives are given according to specific symptoms. For vaginal dryness; vaginal creams, vaginal moisturizer are prescribed.
- Counselling: It is very important part of treatment to make patient understand about menopause and its problems. It plays an important part regarding sexual problems in post menopausal women Treatment is symptom and individual specific.