Archive for November, 2019

SHOULD ALL WOMEN BE ON NON-ORAL HRT?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in January 2019 found that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) hormones absorbed through the skin are safer than HRT hormones swallowed as a tablet or capsule. The large observational study, based on women in the UK aged 40 to 79 years, provided information on the risk of a blood clot in the legs or to the lungs (venous thromboembolism) in women taking different types of HRT. This study showed that transdermal HRT (absorbed through the skin) isn’t associated with any increased blood clot risk. With oral products, however, there is a risk of blood clots; this varies with type of oestrogen, type of progestogen and the doses used.

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Friday, November 15th, 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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FREE MENOPAUSE NEWSLETTERS FROM THE MENOPAUSE EXCHANGE

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

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NON-HORMONAL PRESCRIBED TREATMENTS FOR MENOPAUSAL SWEATS AND FLUSHES

Friday, November 1st, 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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