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Australasian Menopause Society

The Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) is a not-for-profit member-based society that aims to improve the quality of life of women during and after the menopause. The AMS brings together doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, researchers and community workers who want to participate in communication and scientific discussions for the advancement of knowledge about the menopause and women’s midlife health.

The Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) objectives include:

  • disseminating evidence-based information on menopause and women’s midlife health to health professionals and the public
  • educating doctors and other healthcare professionals in clinical care and understanding of midlife women’s health in our community
  • encouraging the application of evidence-based information and knowledge in midlife women’s health and healthy ageing, as clinical best practice; and
  • translating research into evidence-based clinical practice excellence and advocacy.

The AMS seeks to bring accurate, evidence-based information to health care workers and the wider community about premature menopause, peri-menopause, MHT/HRT and alternatives, osteoporosis and how to locate a doctor interested in women's health.

The transition through menopause may raise many individual medical questions. While it's not possible ethically for AMS to answer these questions, the Society provides Health Information which may be freely accessed to help women and their health professionals better understand the transition through this stage of life.

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Last reviewed: June 2018

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Calcium Supplements a patient guide - Australasian Menopause Society

The use of calcium supplements has long been considered an integral part of managing osteoporosis, with detailed reviews of medical research indicating a reduction in fracture risk when calcium and vitamin D are prescribed. In addition to the bone health benefits, there is also evidence that calcium supplements may improve cholesterol levels, blood pressure, clotting risk and other cardiovascular risk factors. However, a 2008 study from Auckland, New Zealand, designed to assess the efficacy of c

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Menopause - How will it affect my health? - Australasian Menopause Society

Professor Susan Davis explains how the onset of menopause may affect one's health.

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Studies Recruiting - Australasian Menopause Society

The Australasian Menopause Society is at the forefront of new directions in women's health and aims to bring accurate, evidence-based information to health professionals and the community

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AMS Guide to Equivalent MHT/HRT Doses Australia only - Australasian Menopause Society

Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different MHT/HRT products available in Australia.This Information Sheet has been developed as a guideline only to approximately equivalent doses of the different HRT products available 1st August 2011. The intention is to help physicians change their patients to higher or lower approximate doses of HRT if needing to tailor therapy, or remain within the same approximate dose if needing to change brands of HRT. Products which are underlined are Australia only; products

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Tibolone For Post-Menopausal Women - Australasian Menopause Society

Tibolone is a type of hormone therapy/hormone replacement therapy (HT/HRT) designed to relieve menopausal symptoms and prevent osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) in post-menopausal women.

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Mood problems at menopause - Australasian Menopause Society

Mood disturbance, general symptoms of anxiety and depression are common during the menopause transition

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Are you at risk of cardiovascular disease? - Australasian Menopause Society

The risk of a woman developing hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), particularly of the arteries which supply blood to the heart (coronary arteries) increases with age.

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Early Menopause due to Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy - Australasian Menopause Society

Chemotherapy is usually administered as part of cancer treatment but chemotherapy may also be given to women with severe connective tissue disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus or kidney disease such as Wegeners granulomatosis. Total body radiotherapy is used in the treatment of lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation and abdominal pelvic radiotherapy is used in the treatment of gynaecological cancer.

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Menopause - Complementary Therapies - Australasian Menopause Society

Dr. Anna Fenton discusses complementary treatment therapies for menopausal symptoms.

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Are you at risk of osteoporotic fracture? - Australasian Menopause Society

Are you at risk of ostoeporotic fracture?

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