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HRT: helping women through the menopause

HRT: helping women through the menopause

Women's health

Victoria Bates
Nurse Manager
Female Health
Wyeth Laboratories Maidenhead

The menopause is defined as "the cessation of menstruation in the human female" and usually occurs around the age of 50 years.(1) During a woman's fertile years, two main groups of hormones, oestrogens and progestogens, regulate the menstrual cycle and evoke a number of physiological effects.(2) These include:

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