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CONTRACEPTION FOR THE OVER-40s

Monday, January 14th, 2019

It’s a common assumption that women can stop using contraception in their 40s because their fertility is declining. But contraception shouldn’t be abandoned just because your periods become irregular and sex may be less frequent, because women do still become pregnant in their 40s and even into their 50s (naturally, without fertility treatment).

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Friday, December 14th, 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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SIDE EFFECTS OF HRT

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The menopause is technically your very last period and is usually caused by running out of eggs. This results in a dramatic reduction in the levels of oestrogen circulating round your body. Not only can this cause menopausal symptoms, but it can trigger a wide range of other symptoms as well. Which ones affect you, and how much, will vary, as the menopause is an individual experience.

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HEADACHES & MIGRAINE AT THE MENOPAUSE

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

It’s common to experience headaches around the menopause, but migraines in particular can increase in frequency at this time of life. Migraines occur more often in women than men. One of the reasons for this, is that there’s often an underlying hormonal trigger, with over 60% of women having migraines around the time of their period. Fourteen percent of women with migraine have menstrual migraine, which is triggered by a fall in oestrogen at the start of a period, resulting in a migraine within the first day or two.

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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Tuesday, September 11th, 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 issues 76 (spring 2018) and 77 (summer 2018) 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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ALL ABOUT OSTEOARTHRITIS

Friday, August 10th, 2018

In addition to articles on the menopause, The Menopause Exchange regularly features topics relevant to women of menopausal age.

Osteoarthritis, the most common cause of joint pain, affects more than eight million people aged 45 and over in the UK. It affects joints such as your knees, hips or hands when your body’s normal repair process can’t keep up with the everyday wear and tear that your joints go through.

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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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