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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-69

Holistic care of menopause: Understanding the framework

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bharti Hospital and BRIDE, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, GR Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Hospital Administration and Medical Informatics, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Sheeva Magon
Department of Hospital Administration and Medical Informatics, AFMC, Pune
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-7800.104453

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Optimal management of menopause requires the expertise of a multi-disciplinary health team, each equipped with different skills necessary for the patient to enjoy optimal quality of life. A holistic approach is required to manage menopause. Holistic approach conceptualizes the involvement of patient's physical, psychological and social needs while planning therapy. It not only includes the biological aspect of menopause, but also the impact of psychosocial factors on diagnosis and therapy, as well as diet, exercise, nutraceuticals and other forms of therapy. Holistic care of menopause implies a patient centered approach which utilizes available health care resources to meet all medical, surgical, and psychological needs of the patient, using a variety of non pharmacological and drug therapies, while involving all concerned stakeholders to optimize the patient's micro and macro-environment.

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