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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

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 74 (autumn 2017) 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

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

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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CONTINUOUS COMBINED HRT

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms consists of oestrogen alone or with progesterone. Women with an intact uterus need to take a combination of oestrogen and progesterone, as taking oestrogen alone can increase the chance of getting cancer of the uterine lining (endometrium). Adding progesterone to oestrogen reduces this risk.

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DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Digestive problems such as indigestion, heartburn, bloating and constipation are common reasons why people visit their GP surgery. There’s evidence to suggest that these digestive problems become more common at the menopause. A study of a group of pre-and post-menopausal women in Sweden showed that those on HRT were more likely to be using an antihistamine for allergies and taking medicines to treat excess stomach acid.

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ALL ABOUT THE PERIMENOPAUSE

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

You reach the menopause when you haven’t had any periods for 12 consecutive months. You go through the perimenopause in the time leading up to your final period. The perimenopause starts when your periods begin to change and/or when menopausal symptoms appear, so it has a rather vague onset but a very well-defined finish.

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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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