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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Women usually experience the menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, with 51 being the average age in the UK. The employment rate in the UK has grown substantially for women aged 50 to 64 in recent years.  With around 75% of women experiencing menopausal symptoms, which last on average for four to eight years (and sometimes up to ten years), it’s not surprising that the menopause can have a significant effect on women’s working lives.

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PROGESTERONE IN HRT

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Menopausal symptoms are largely driven by a lack of oestrogen. HRT helps these symptoms by topping up your body’s depleted oestrogen levels. HRT will also contain progesterone, unless you’ve had a hysterectomy. Understanding the pros and cons of different types of progesterone in HRT is key to choosing the most suitable HRT for you.

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SEE YOUR GP ABOUT THE MENOPAUSE

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

You may not be able to get a face-to-face appointment with your doctor at the moment, unless your problem needs immediate attention, but doctors are still conducting virtual and telephone consultations with their patients. If you want to speak to your doctor about your menopausal symptoms, it is important to prepare in advance. If you are worried about any symptoms, whether or not they are related to coronavirus, it is essential to call your GP surgery for advice.

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ALL ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS

Friday, April 17th, 2020

Currently it’s estimated that more than three million people in the UK have osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to lose strength, which means these can break easily following a simple bump or fall.

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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Friday, April 17th, 2020

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 83 (winter 2019-20) 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 POEM

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Boiling Betty and Freezing Freddie
A poem by Roger Bulgin, husband of a member of The Menopause Exchange

Boiling Betty is a woman of a certain age, whose children have grown up and moved away.
Though still an object of desire, her body now creates a different fire.
So when she goes out, her coat stays undone, and she carries a fan in case of the sun.
While Freddie’s collar is up and his cap pulled down, he wears his scarf and gloves while he walks through the town.
For where once Betty’s eggs were laid and hatched, her hormones have left for the coast, their bags all packed.
At night she steams with her sleep often broken, and even in winter the window is left wide open.
While Freddie freezes under blankets and pyjamas, he thinks his wife has gone bananas.
“Freezing Freddie,” she calls in her night sweats, “if you’re cold, just go put on another vest!”
So while Freddie shivers like ice beneath the duvet, Betty sizzles like a pancake on Shrove Tuesday.
“I’m boiling,” cries Betty. “I think I’m on fire!” “I’m freezing,” thinks Freddie. “Can we turn the heating higher?”
So like all good marriages built on give and take, they moved to the middle of the bed to arbitrate.
Where Betty is embraced by Freddie’s cooling arms, and Freddie is warmed by Betty’s enduring charms.

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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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