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OESTROGEN-ONLY AND MONTHLY-BLEED HRT

Monday, July 16th, 2018

HRT can be used in many ways. The decision to prescribe HRT in a particular form is made once you have had a comprehensive medical history with risk-benefit evaluation and you’re happy to consider HRT. There is a settling in phase of up to three to four months when starting HRT or when changing formulations. In this article, we look at oestrogen-only HRT and ‘monthly bleed’ sequentially combined HRT. ‘No bleed’ continuous combined HRT was discussed in the last issue.

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Wednesday, June 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.

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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Monday, June 18th, 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) and issue 75 (winter 2017/18) 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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MENOPAUSE, SKIN & MEMORY

Friday, June 15th, 2018

The menopause and the ageing process have many aspects in common. This article concentrates on just two: skin changes and memory problems.

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EXERCISE AT THE MENOPAUSE

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Regular exercise can help to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, but what isn’t widely known is that it can also help menopausal symptoms. The right kind of exercise can help to reduce mood swings, trigger your metabolism to aid weight loss and boost your energy levels, sex drive, sleep and brain function (zapping that pesky brain fog). It’s also great for bone health and vital organs and helps with whole body healing. But what is the right type of exercise, and how do you fit it into your busy lives at the menopause?

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DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

Sunday, March 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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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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