Archive for March, 2021

CYSTITIS AND THRUSH AT THE MENOPAUSE

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Women often get genitourinary symptoms around the time of the menopause, frequently due to mild infections such as cystitis and thrush. At the menopause, you may be more prone to these infections, as reduced oestrogen production causes a rise in your vaginal pH. This affects your vaginal ‘microbiome’, the balance of bugs that live harmoniously inside you.

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FREE MENOPAUSE NEWSLETTERS FROM THE MENOPAUSE EXCHANGE

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

We are e-mailing our quarterly newsletters for FREE to anyone with an interest in the menopause, midlife and post-menopausal health.

The Menopause Exchange newsletters contain easy-to-read articles written by healthcare professionals (such as gynaecologists, GPs, consultants, specialist menopause nurses,  pharmacists, dieticians and complementary therapists) and major medical charities. We provide impartial, practical information on menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, self-help and lifestyle tips, HRT, prescribed medicine alternatives to HRT, complementary therapies and medicines, nutrition, exercise and health topics such as a man’s guide to the menopause, menopause in different cultures and diabetes and the menopause.

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We have suspended sending back issues by post and accepting cheque payments. If you would like back issues we can email them to you at a reduced price of £6.00 for four issues and £12.00 for nine issues. Please pay by PayPal or email us your full name and email address so that we can organise a PayPal invoice for you.

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

WORKPLACE MENOPAUSE POLICIES AND GUIDANCE

Saturday, March 20th, 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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HRT QUESTIONS YOU FORGOT TO ASK YOUR GP

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can contain oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. These hormones reduce menopausal symptoms and also offer benefits for bone protection, cardiovascular health and cognitive function. For most women, HRT benefits far outweigh any potential risks of blood clotting, stroke or breast cancer. Every woman’s experience of menopause and/or HRT treatment is unique, so the management approach is very individual. You may have questions about whether HRT is right for you, and how to use it.

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