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MENOPAUSE ANXIETY

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

The word ‘anxiety’ derives from the Latin word that means ‘to vex’ or ‘trouble’.  Anxiety is often experienced as a tense unsettling anticipation of a threatening but formless event. Unlike fear, anxiety can be low level and ongoing, unpredictable and uncontrollable. Recent media coverage has increased awareness, and more women are realising that anxiety is a common symptom of the menopause.

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Saturday, August 25th, 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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NON-HORMONAL HELP FOR FLUSHES/SWEATS

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common menopausal symptoms, but their impact varies from woman to woman. Although they can be distressing and affect quality of life, it’s thought that they only last a short time. However, about 16% of women continue to report these symptoms for longer, with two percent of women complaining of symptoms into their 70s.

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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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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Thursday, July 5th, 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 75 (winter 2017/18) and issue 76 (spring 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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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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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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