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By Menopause Center of Minnesota 07 Dec, 2017
Credentials for health care providers can be confusing so we thought we  would give a quick explanation as our providers are APRN, CNP, WHNP, NCMP.

APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
     A Registered Nurse (RN) that has additional education to become a Nurse Practitioner.

CNP - Certified Nurse Practitioner
     Certification through NCC (National Certification Corporation) as a  WHNP -  Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

NCMP - NAMS Certified Menopause Provider 
       Certification through NAMS - North American Menopause Society; The scientific-based, research organization that develops clinical guidelines and sets the standards for menopause practices. 

We hope this is helpful and sorting through the alphabet soup that assures you that we are specialized to help you!





By info@menopausemn.com 06 Dec, 2017
Per NAMS (North American Menopause Society); continuation of hormone therapy for women aged 65 years and older should be considered on an individual basis, with joint discussion and decision making between a woman and her healthcare provider. Hormone therapy’s safety profile is most favorable when it is initiated by women within 10 years of menopause onset or when aged younger than 60 years. The most frequent considerations for extended use of systemic hormone therapy are persistent VMS (hot flashes), prevention of bone loss and fractures,  maintenance of QOL (quality-of-life) , and for low-dose vaginal estrogen, to prevent or treat vaginal dryness and pain with sexual activity. As always,  a regular review of risks and benefits is needed yearly or if changes in your health occur.  So GOOD news for women who are wondering about how long they can use hormone therapy!!  Follow our posts to keep informed on the latest recommendations. 

Menopause Center Of Minnesota Blog

By Menopause Center of Minnesota 07 Dec, 2017
Credentials for health care providers can be confusing so we thought we  would give a quick explanation as our providers are APRN, CNP, WHNP, NCMP.

APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
     A Registered Nurse (RN) that has additional education to become a Nurse Practitioner.

CNP - Certified Nurse Practitioner
     Certification through NCC (National Certification Corporation) as a  WHNP -  Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

NCMP - NAMS Certified Menopause Provider 
       Certification through NAMS - North American Menopause Society; The scientific-based, research organization that develops clinical guidelines and sets the standards for menopause practices. 

We hope this is helpful and sorting through the alphabet soup that assures you that we are specialized to help you!





By info@menopausemn.com 06 Dec, 2017
Per NAMS (North American Menopause Society); continuation of hormone therapy for women aged 65 years and older should be considered on an individual basis, with joint discussion and decision making between a woman and her healthcare provider. Hormone therapy’s safety profile is most favorable when it is initiated by women within 10 years of menopause onset or when aged younger than 60 years. The most frequent considerations for extended use of systemic hormone therapy are persistent VMS (hot flashes), prevention of bone loss and fractures,  maintenance of QOL (quality-of-life) , and for low-dose vaginal estrogen, to prevent or treat vaginal dryness and pain with sexual activity. As always,  a regular review of risks and benefits is needed yearly or if changes in your health occur.  So GOOD news for women who are wondering about how long they can use hormone therapy!!  Follow our posts to keep informed on the latest recommendations. 
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