News From The Medical World
1Sport Malta, Cottoner Avenue, Cospicua, Malta
2Ministry of Health, Merchants Street, Valletta, Malta
*Corresponding author: Charles Micallef, B. Pharm (Hons), M.Sc (PAPH), Sport Malta, Cottoner Avenue, Cospicua
The largest and longest running clinical trial of medical therapies for heavy periods has found that women can be greatly helped by having treatments just from their GP, with most avoiding hospital operations.
Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common and debilitating condition which can significantly affect the quality of life of 25 per cent of women aged 18-54. Around one million women seek help for this problem every year in the UK and it accounts for 12 per cent of all gynaecology referrals.