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NORMA GOLDMAN MENOPAUSE WEBINARS

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Norma Goldman BPharm. MRPharmS. MSc.
Founder & Director of The Menopause Exchange.

I have a pharmacy degree and worked as a pharmacist for many years. I am a qualified health promotion specialist, presenting talks and workshops since 1999 as well as, more recently, webinars for workplaces, companies and organisations.
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EASING VAGINAL DRYNESS

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Many women struggle with vaginal dryness (atrophy) during the menopause. Vaginal dryness is caused by the thinning, drying and inflammation of your vaginal tissues, and can happen as your oestrogen levels fall. Doctors often describe the condition as the genitourinary syndrome of the menopause (GSM).

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WORKPLACE MENOPAUSE POLICIES AND GUIDANCE

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

I ’ve been presenting talks and workshops in the workplace for 21 years, and more recently webinars. An important focus of interest over the last two years has been the preparation of a menopause policy or guidance for employees and employers.

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PLANT OESTROGENS

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Plant oestrogens (also known as phytoestrogens) are substances that occur naturally in plants. It’s thought that plants may use them as part of their natural defence against the overpopulation of herbivore animals by controlling female fertility. Plant oestrogens have a similar chemical structure to human oestrogen (one of the main female hormones), and are able to bind to some of the same receptors as your own oestrogens. This means they have an oestrogenic effect on your body, although it’s weaker.

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WHO CAN’T TAKE HRT?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

HRT should be avoided in some clinical situations. But no one should be denied it based on outdated evidence or the personal opinion of the healthcare professional involved. Taking recent scientific data along with the most up-to-date information, I aim to clarify what information is needed to help make the decision about who can and can’t use HRT.

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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

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 87 (winter 2020/21) and issue 88 (spring 2021) 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.

I found your recent article on workplace menopause policies and guidance (issue 86) really interesting. You mentioned having a menopause champion or ambassador. Who would be the best person for this role?

Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange, replies:

You could choose an employee going through the menopause or someone with an interest in the menopause. This could be a learning and development manager, an equality, diversity and inclusion officer or a health and wellbeing manager. It could also be someone working in the PR or occupational health departments.

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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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