Background The presentation of a woman in midlife can be an
opportunity for both the woman and her doctor to consider
a wide range of issues that may be impacting on quality of
life or that present a risk to her future health.
Objective This article considers the assessment of a woman in the
Discussion The aim of assessment is to manage acute menopausal
symptoms (eg. hot flushes); the complications of
menopause (eg. osteoporosis); to avoid risk factors for
complications (eg. fracture, thromboembolism); and to
ensure a preventive healthcare plan is in place.
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