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PLANT OESTROGENS: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Plant oestrogens (also called phytoestrogens) are very similar in their makeup to human oestrogen. If eaten regularly, and in sufficient quantities, they start to have mild oestrogenic effects – which is potentially useful as a woman’s oestrogen levels decline. For some women, these effects could be sufficient to help relieve menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flushes.

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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

The following ‘Ask the Experts’ questions were sent in to The Menopause Exchange by our members, the answers were provided by our ‘Ask the Experts’ panel and included in issue 70 (autumn 2016) of The Menopause Exchange newsletter. If you would like to read the questions and answers in the latest issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter sign up for FREE emailed newsletters.

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Women usually experience the menopause between 45 and 55, with 51 being the average age. Since the employment rate in the UK has grown substantially for women aged between 50 and 64, and 80% of women experience menopausal symptoms, it’s not surprising that the menopause can have a significant effect on a woman’s working life.

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INSOMNIA AT THE MENOPAUSE

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Insomnia – difficulty getting to sleep, or in staying asleep long enough to feel refreshed the next morning – can significantly impact on your quality of life. It can cause tiredness and limit your daytime activity and concentration.

This article was included in issue 70  (autumn 2016) of The Menopause Exchange newsletter.

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ALL ABOUT OVARIAN CANCER

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women in the UK; more than 7000 women are diagnosed each year. It causes around 4000 deaths a year – that’s one woman dying every two hours. This makes ovarian cancer the most deadly gynaecological cancer. Despite these statistics, the disease is not as well-known as some of the other more common cancers, and the awareness of signs and symptoms is low.

This article was included in issue 70  (autumn 2016) of The Menopause Exchange newsletter.

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GOING ON HRT

Monday, March 20th, 2017

In 2015, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK published guidelines to help doctors provide individualised care to menopausal women. Treatment options for troublesome menopausal symptoms include hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or non-hormonal alternatives.

This article was included in issue 70  (autumn 2016) of The Menopause Exchange newsletter.

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MENOPAUSE CLINICS

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Most women with menopausal symptoms are seen and successfully treated by their GP or practice nurse. However, sometimes they may need to go to a menopause clinic for special advice. This may be because they have had breast cancer, have medical conditions that make treatment difficult or have experienced a premature menopause. Sometimes a menopause clinic can offer treatments not available to GPs.

If you currently attend, or have attended, a menopause clinic (NHS/private), or you work at a menopause clinic, please email norma@menopause-exchange.co.uk with the clinic’s name and address details.

 

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