Take control of your menopause. Manage your symptoms and confidently enter a new, vibrant and ageless chapter of your life!
Information sources: Kathy Abernethy, British Menopause Society, Deborah Garlick, Henpicked.net, Dr Marilyn Glenville, PhD.
“Cognitive behaviour therapy is a brief, non-medical approach that can be helpful for a range of health problems, including anxiety and stress, depressed mood, hot flushes, and night sweats, sleep problems and fatigue. CBT helps people to develop practical ways of managing problems and provides new coping skills and useful strategies. For this reason, it can be a helpful approach to try because the skills can be applied to different problems, and can improve wellbeing in general.”
For many women, our hair is something we control; we cut it, style it and choose how to wear it. It is an expression of ourselves, our personality and our image. If we lose a lot of hair, we may feel less feminine, less in control and it can affect our self-esteem.
“‘The change’, ‘the climacteric’, ‘the time of life’ – call it what you will, it is an unavoidable fact that all women go through the menopause. However, for many women this natural process is a time of anxiety and distress due to the various symptoms that can accompany it.”
Migraine tends to worsen in the years leading up to the menopause, with attacks occurring more frequently and sometimes also lasting longer. Many women notice more of a link with their periods. Periods can become erratic and more frequent, which also means more migraines. Following menopause, migraine becomes less of a problem, particularly in women who have noticed a strong link between migraine and hormonal triggers.
Osteoporosis – the thin bone disease – affects over three million people in the UK. Postmenopausal women are by far the commonest sufferers, although osteoporosis can also affect younger women, men and very occasionally children.
The Women’s Health Concern is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society, providing a confidential, independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their gynaecological and sexual health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns.
The website of Dr Louise Newson, who worked as a GP in Solihull, as well as being a medical writer and editor. Most recently she has written a number of articles on women’s health issues and menopause.
Menopause Matters was founded by Dr. Heather Currie, Associate Specialist Gynaecologist. This website provides information as well as a subscription to a monthly menopause magazine.
Henpicked is one of the UK’s largest, fastest-growing websites for women who weren’t born yesterday!
And in addition:
- Hot Women At Menopause
- The Body Junction
- Daisy Network
- Manage my menopause
- Menopause Matters
- NHS Choices
- UK NICE Guidance 2015
- Women’s Health Concern
- Breast Cancer Care
- Cancer Research UK
- Eve Appeal
- Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- British Heart Foundation
- Exercise and weight management
- National Osteoporosis Society
- Pelvic floor exercise and bladder health
- Slimming World
- Stop smoking advice
- Association of Reflexologists
- British Acupuncture Council
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Psychosexual therapy
- Faculty of Occupational Medicine
- NASUWT (teachers’ union)
- RCN (nurses’ union)
- Trades Union Congress