The benefits of HRT

The right type of HRT, at the right dosage, can do a great job of easing your symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause. Once you start taking HRT your symptoms should start to improve within three months – and often much more quickly. Remember, you don’t need to wait until you’re experiencing severe symptoms before…

How to ask your GP for help

If you suspect that you’re perimenopausal or menopausal, and your symptoms have started to interfere with your quality of life, it’s a good idea to make an appointment to see your doctor or a healthcare professional who specialises in the menopause. In most cases, your first point of contact will be your GP or the…

Am I perimenopausal or menopausal?

As every woman’s experience of menopause is different, there are a wide range of symptoms that could indicate that you’re entering the perimenopause or menopause. To make things even more confusing, these symptoms can come and go as your hormone levels change. You might experience physical symptoms like hot flushes, aches and pains, and bladder…

Alternatives to HRT

Although HRT is an effective way to treat menopausal symptoms, it may not be the right choice for you. There could be medical reasons why you can’t take it, or you might prefer to explore other options. Fortunately, there are lots of other things you can do to help manage your symptoms, including taking non-hormonal…

How to talk to your employer

Menopausal symptoms can have a huge impact on your work life. A combination of disturbed sleep, hot flushes and low mood can affect your attendance and performance, and research shows that some women reduce their hours or give up their jobs as a result. Part of the problem is that you might feel uncomfortable talking…

What is menopause?

Every woman will experience menopause – but your experience of menopause is unique to you, which is the main reason why there’s so much confusion about symptoms and treatment. Put simply, menopause refers to the time when you stop having periods and can no longer get pregnant naturally. This occurs because your ovaries stop producing…