Why Are Women Not Treating their Menopause Symptoms?
September 10, 2015•9 min
How effective and safe are hormone therapies, and when should a woman think about using them?According to a recent study, many women that experience severe menopausal symptoms are not being treated for them, even though there are many safe and effective therapies.Researchers from Monash University in Melbourne looked at a survey response of 1,500 women between the ages of 40 to 65. The results were published in the journal Menopause.Researchers found that 17 percent of women were having moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats), and 18 percent reported moderate to severe sexual symptoms. However, most were not receiving any kind of treatment. Only 11 percent reported use of HRT, and only one percent were using another type of therapy that didn't involve hormones.Why are women not being treated?Phil Sarrel, MD, shares the recent study that shows women are not getting treated for their menopausal symptoms, even though therapies exist.