Archive for May, 2018

THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Wednesday, May 30th, 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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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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CONTINUOUS COMBINED HRT

Thursday, May 10th, 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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