Menopause Program Nov. 9 to Present Hormone Alternatives

October 15, 2002
News Office: Eve Harris (415) 387-7934

Women can learn the latest about both traditional and alternative approaches to menopause at a daylong symposium on "Embracing Menopause" Saturday, Nov. 9, at UCSF.

Menopause happens to all women who live long enough, but affects each woman uniquely. As many as two-thirds of women suffer hot flashes and most of these also have problems sleeping. What was once a relatively easy treatment choice has become trickier as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been linked to higher risks of dangerous blood clots, gallbladder disease and breast cancer.

Faculty presenters from the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine will emphasize ways in which women can use menopause as an opportunity to focus, listen to one's body and establish a foundation for wellness in the second half of life. They will discuss HRT and alternatives for symptom relief and prevention of diseases such as osteoporosis.

The fee for the symposium is $35 and includes lunch and materials. For more information and to reserve a space, please call the UCSF Women's Health Resource Center at (415) 353-2668.

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