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Managing Menopausal Symptoms

Roush, Karen MSN, RN, FNP-BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: June 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 6 - p 28–35
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000415120.76982.7a
Feature Articles

Overview: There are three major categories of symptoms peri- and postmenopausal women experience: vasomotor symptoms, sleep difficulties, and mood problems. This article reviews the literature on causes and treatments. This is part three of a four-part series on postmenopausal health.

Our series on postmenopausal health continues with an examination of the three categories of symptoms most commonly reported during peri- and postmenopause: vasomotor symptoms, sleep disturbances, and mood problems.

Karen Roush is the clinical managing editor of AJN; a doctoral candidate at the New York University College of Nursing, New York City; and the author of What Nurses Know … Menopause (Demos Health; New York, 2011). She was not involved in the peer review of this article. Contact author: karen.roush@wolterskluwer.com. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.