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Archive for July, 2019

THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

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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PRESCRIBING OF HRT

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Women prescribed HRT often say: “I’ve got my life back”. As a doctor, this is a hugely rewarding phrase to hear. Achieving good midlife health is a holistic process. Underpinning this is HRT’s ability to even out rollercoastering hormones. This guide to HRT prescribing aims to provide knowledge of when, why and how HRT is prescribed, how to adjust it and when to stop, as well as touching on vaginal health and contraception. Hopefully, you’ll be empowered to work with your healthcare professional to manage your individual HRT needs.

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