A 49-year-old female is discussing age-related changes with the nurse practitioner. She states that she is having irregular periods and “hot flashes.” What other assessment data would substantiate the diagnosis of menopause?

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A 49-year-old female is discussing age-related changes with the nurse practitioner. She states that she is having irregular periods and “hot flashes.”

What other assessment data would substantiate the diagnosis of menopause?

What type of therapy would you expect this patient to receive? Why?