Archive for September, 2019

BLEEDING PATTERNS AND THE MENOPAUSE

Friday, September 20th, 2019

The perimenopause is the time between when a woman starts to experience the first signs of the menopause and when she has had 12 months without a period. Although some women will have an early menopause, finishing their periods before their mid-40s, half the women in the UK go through the menopause by the age of 51/52. Eighty percent of women will have stopped having periods by 55.

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Thursday, September 5th, 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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NON-HORMONAL PRESCRIBED TREATMENTS FOR MENOPAUSAL SWEATS AND FLUSHES

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Hot flushes and night sweats are experienced by most menopausal women for an average of seven years, and for some, these can last a lifetime. HRT is the first choice of treatment but some women with certain medical conditions shouldn’t be prescribed hormone-based treatments. By caring for breast cancer survivors, doctors have extended their experience in prescribing alternative medicines for the menopause.

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