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Archive for June, 2019

MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

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 issues 78 (autumn 2018) and  79 (winter 2018/19) 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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FATIGUE AND THE MENOPAUSE

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

There are many reasons why you may be feeling tired, such as after an illness, extreme activity or acute stress. When doctors use the word ‘fatigue’, they mean overwhelming, prolonged and often- unexplained tiredness, not relieved by good sleep and rest.

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HRT MYTHS

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

HRT is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Its use plummeted towards the beginning of this century, following some large clinical trials that suggested using HRT increased the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease and breast cancer. But over the past decade, further research and reanalysis of the data have revealed that for most women under 60, the benefits of HRT outweigh any risks. However, myths prevail regarding HRT use. This article looks at the research behind HRT to dispel some of these common myths.

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