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DETERMINING THE CONSEQUENCES OF PERSISTENT ESTROGEN DEPLETION IN OLDER AUSTRALIAN WOMEN

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posted on 28.06.2017, 06:25 by BERIHUN MEGABIAW ZELEKE
Menopause may result in symptoms, primarily vasomotor symptoms, lowered mood and vaginal dryness. The persistence of these symptoms beyond midlife is unknown. In a study of 1,548 Australian women, aged 65+ years, one-third of women had vasomotor symptoms, one fifth had vaginal dryness during intercourse, and one in 7 were distressed by low sexual desire. Vasomotor symptoms were associated with depressive symptoms. Nearly one half had at least one of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Few older women receive appropriate treatment for these symptoms, which remain silent and under-treated, despite their concern to older women.

History

Principal supervisor

Susan Ruth Davis

Additional supervisor 1

Robin Jean Bell

Additional supervisor 2

Baki Billah

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

Doctorate

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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