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New menopause guidelines released

Dr. Maxine Lingurar, left, and Julie McClaren, ARNP, discuss new menopause guidelines that were released this month. Dr. Lingurar and McClaren are colleagues at the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center Women’s Health Center.

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Many women of a certain age wonder if they are candidates for hormone therapy (HT) and seek advice and treatment from their doctors. As of this month, those doctors may share information based on new guidelines from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

"There are some important changes from guidelines that have been used for the past few years," said Maxine Lingurar, M.D., who practices at the Women’s Health Center at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. "For instance, we now know there are important differences in a woman’s HT risks, depending on age, other health conditions, and ...

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