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Archive for November, 2018

THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Tuesday, November 27th, 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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HEADACHES & MIGRAINE AT THE MENOPAUSE

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

It’s common to experience headaches around the menopause, but migraines in particular can increase in frequency at this time of life. Migraines occur more often in women than men. One of the reasons for this, is that there’s often an underlying hormonal trigger, with over 60% of women having migraines around the time of their period. Fourteen percent of women with migraine have menstrual migraine, which is triggered by a fall in oestrogen at the start of a period, resulting in a migraine within the first day or two.

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