Commonwealth National Podcast

Menopause Demystified: Cutting-Edge Information for Making Informed Decisions

Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D., Professor (Research) of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research
Shiroko Sokitch, M.D., Marin County Doctor
Nancy Milliken, M.D., Director, UCSF Women’s Health - Moderator

At menopause, women report a wide variety of symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, trouble sleepiwagng, depression, anxiety, mood swings, vaginal symptoms, dry skin, hair loss, fatigue and thinning bones. Which of these symptoms are due to the changes in hormone levels that occur at menopause, and which are due to aging? Are there non-drug treatments that relieve these symptoms? Where is the current evidence on hormone therapy? What about bioidentical hormones, herbal therapies and dietary supplements? Present your questions to a panel of experts on menopause and learn more about what to expect and how to deal with it.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on July 20, 2010.

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