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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Monday, October 16th, 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 issues 71 (winter 2016/2017), 72 (spring 2017) and 73 (summer 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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HRT QUESTIONS YOU FORGOT TO ASK YOUR GP

Monday, September 18th, 2017

How many times have you returned home after a doctor’s appointment and thought of several things that you forgot to ask? In this article, we look at some of the common questions that women considering HRT raise in a consultation.

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Saturday, September 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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PLANT OESTROGENS: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE

Friday, September 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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CYSTITIS AND THRUSH AT THE MENOPAUSE

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Cystitis and thrush can become more common as women approach the menopause. So what do you need to know about their symptoms and treatments?

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ALL ABOUT YOUR ORAL HEALTH

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Your mouth is often described as a window to the rest of your body, so it may come as no surprise that during the menopause it can become subjected to many unpleasant and irritating symptoms. Fortunately, with the correct knowledge and care, it’s relatively easy to look after your oral health throughout and beyond the menopause.

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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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