“For postmenopausal women, the WHI randomized clinical
trials do not support menopausal hormone therapy to
prevent cardiovascular disease or other chronic diseases”.1

Umbrella

What may the Postmenopause and Chronic Disease Prevention Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • After/Beyond Menopause, Postmenopause Chronic Conditions/Diseases/Illnesses Prevention
  • After/Beyond Menopause, Postmenopause Healthy Living

Chronic Diseases

What are chronic diseases?

DotS the definition of chronic diseases may vary. In Chronic Disease: About Chronic Disease – Chronic Diseases In America: Definition the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) definition is:

“Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both”.2

Chronic Diseases Cause

What may cause chronic diseases?

In In Chronic Disease: About Chronic Disease – Chronic Diseases In America the CDC explain:

“Many preventable chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors: smoking, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use”.3

Chronic Diseases Prevention

How may chronic diseases be prevented?

In Chronic Disease: Preventing Chronic Diseases: What You Can Do Now – Prevention Steps and Strategies the CDC elaborate on:

  • “Quit smoking…
  • Eat healthy…
  • Get regular physical activity…
  • Limit alcohol…
  • Get screened…
  • Take care of your teeth…
  • Get enough sleep…
  • Know your family history…”.4

Hormone Therapy Prevention

Is hormone therapy recommended for the prevention of chronic disease?

In The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Trials and Clinical Practice: A Review – Abstract: Conclusions and Relevance, published 01 May 2024, the authors note:

“For postmenopausal women, the WHI randomized clinical trials do not support menopausal hormone therapy to prevent cardiovascular disease or other chronic diseases”.5

What is the WHI?

WHI can be an abbreviation for the (United States) Women’s Health Initiative.

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with postmenopause chronic disease prevention?

If you would like help with postmenopause chronic disease prevention, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. The International Menopause Society remind us:

“The menopause transition should be used as an opportunity to visit your healthcare professional for a check-up, assess potential risks and proactively start to manage later life. Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, cognitive decline and dementia, depression, and cancer are the key diseases to address”.6

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  1. Manson, J.A. E., et al. The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Trials and Clinical Practice: A Review – Abstract: Conclusions and Relevance. 01 May 2024 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2818206 Accessed: 25 June 2024
  2. Chronic Disease: About Chronic Disease – Chronic Diseases In America: Definition. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/chronic-disease/prevention/ Accessed: 25 June 2024
  3. Chronic Disease: About Chronic Disease – Chronic Diseases In America. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/chronic-disease/prevention/ Accessed: 25 June 2024
  4. Chronic Disease: Preventing Chronic Diseases: What You Can Do Now – Prevention Steps and Strategies. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/chronic-disease/prevention/ Accessed: 25 June 2024
  5. Manson, J.A. E., et al. The Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Trials and Clinical Practice: A Review – Abstract: Conclusions and Relevance. 01 May 2024 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2818206 Accessed: 25 June 2024
  6. Maintaining Health and Preventing Disease After the Menopause: Top 10 Prevention Tips for Chronic Diseases In Later Life. 2014:2. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/wmd-2014-leaflet-english.pdf Accessed: 25 June 2024
Topic Last Updated: 25 June 2024 – Topic Last Reviewed: 25 June 2024

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