Archive for April, 2018

THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Thursday, April 26th, 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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CONTINUOUS COMBINED HRT

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms consists of oestrogen alone or with progesterone. Women with an intact uterus need to take a combination of oestrogen and progesterone, as taking oestrogen alone can increase the chance of getting cancer of the uterine lining (endometrium). Adding progesterone to oestrogen reduces this risk.

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DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS

Wednesday, April 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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