Red Bank, NJ -- The not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) today announced the launch of a new virtual environment on midlife health to help women sort out the issues surrounding menopause and its various stages. The virtual midlife health center, housed on the NWHRC Web site at fmxhosting.com/drupal635, creates an online community for women seeking the latest information on midlife health, menopause and hormone replacement therapy.
"For a woman in her 40s, the onset of the physical and emotional changes associated with menopause can be overwhelming and frustrating -- especially if it occurs unusually early," said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, and executive director of NWHRC. "We want to provide women with tools to help them evaluate complicated health issues so they can make the most educated decisions about what procedures and therapies are right for them."
The midlife health center also offers information on perimenopause (premenopause) and an "Ask the Expert" section where women can email questions about to Dr. Wulf Utian, one of the country's foremost experts on menopause and women's health issues.
The online center is updated regularly and includes:
- Latest news on hormone replacement therapy, osteoporosis, sexual health, weight loss and other topics of interest to women at midlife
- Midlife health community message boards
- Midlife health library of topics
- Tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease after menopause
Also available on fmxhosting.com/drupal635 are two new free publications on menopause. Women's Health Updates: Premature and Surgical Menopause, explores unique considerations for women who experience menopause early -- either naturally, or as the result of surgery. Also included are the various options these women will need to know about for managing their menopausal experience, including their sexual health.
Included on the Web site is also a fact sheet on androgen (hormone) therapy. Fast Facts: Androgen Therapy discusses a hormone therapy that women may not know about. While estrogen/progesterone therapy offers one treatment option for menopausal symptoms, androgen hormone therapy may be another option to consider for specific menopausal symptoms.
To order these publications or to visit the midlife health center, log onto fmxhosting.com/drupal635.# # # #
The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent health information source for women. The non-profit organization develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice. NWHRC believes all women should have access to the most trusted and reliable health information. Informed women are healthier women.