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Sunday, March 4th, 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 73 (summer 2017), 74 (autumn 2017) and 75 (winter 2017/2018) 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.



Saturday, January 20th, 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.



Friday, January 19th, 2018

Women with pre-existing medical problems are often denied HRT following adverse reports from the Million Women’s Study and Women’s Health Initiative published 15 years ago. This led to a 66% reduction in HRT use in the UK.



Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

We don’t just cover menopause topics in our newsletter. We cover any topic that’s of interest to women of menopausal age, including lifestyle issues and general health information, from diet and exercise to teeth and skin.

According to the Vegan Society there has been a 350% rise of veganism in the UK in the last 10 years; bringing it to a total of half a million people. Growing numbers are deciding to be vegetarian or vegan for health reasons. It’s known that a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and keeping weight in check helps to reduce menopause symptoms. But what about going vegetarian or vegan? Are there really further health benefits or are there downsides?



Friday, September 8th, 2017

Screening identifies those at higher risk of certain conditions among apparently healthy people. The NHS offers a range of screening tests to different sections of the population, depending on their age and other risk factors.

For women, there are nationally organised breast, cervical, and bowel screening programmes. The NHS Health Checks offer a general assessment for risks around cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Your GP may also arrange screening for osteoporosis. For women who are over 40 and pregnant, screening for genetic disorders are also available. Screening is a statistical tool, however, so you should always report unusual or severe symptoms if they occur.



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 with the clinic’s name and address details.


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