Posts Tagged ‘oestrogen’

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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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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MENOPAUSE ‘ASK THE EXPERTS’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

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 issue 85 (summer 2020) and issue 86 (autumn 2020) 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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