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Posts Tagged ‘vaginal dryness’

HRT: MAKING A DECISION

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on the menopause, which was published in 2015, recommended that women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms shouldn’t ‘suffer in silence’, and that a range of treatment options, including HRT, are available and can help. It’s difficult to decide whether or not to take HRT, especially because there are so many myths and misconceptions about its safety, following the publication of the UK’s Million Women’s Study and the US Women’s Health Initiative in the early 2000s. This article aims to inform you about the benefits and potential risks of taking HRT before you make the final decision with your doctor or nurse. The use of HRT is a personal choice and, for many women, it markedly improves flushes and sweats. However, not all women can take HRT or choose it as an option, so it’s important to discuss the pros and cons with a healthcare professional.

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A MAN’S GUIDE TO THE MENOPAUSE

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Research involving married couples found that women with a positive attitude towards the menopause struggled with fewer symptoms. Women also said that their menopausal symptoms were fewer if their partners had a positive attitude. Research on men’s impressions, experiences and attitudes towards their wives going through a natural menopause found that if men had a better understanding of the changes women were experiencing, they were able to provide more emotional support. This, in turn, helped to improve marital relationships. So what do men need to know about the menopause so that they can help and support their partners?

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