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PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: 4 February 2008

Give the men in your life something to think about

If you’re experiencing troublesome menopausal symptoms, you’ll need as much support as you can get. And it’s not just your female relatives, friends or work colleagues who can help. It’s important that all the men in your life (e.g. your husband, partner, son) understand the changes you are going through and know the best ways to help you during this difficult time.

In the Winter 2007/8 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, menopause nurse Elisabeth Hughes discusses what men should know about the menopause. In her article, she looks at the symptoms and hormone changes of the menopause, the long-term risks and treatment options, as well as how a man can help.

“It’s important that menopausal women feel that they are not alone and that their male relatives and friends are able to give them the support they need,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “Women should encourage all the men in their life to read this article, to give them a better understanding of the menopause and the physical and emotional responses it triggers.”

The Menopause Exchange covers a wide range of subjects, like menopausal symptoms, HRT and its alternatives, nutrition, lifestyle and medical conditions (e.g. heart disease). It is completely independent – it is not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions from individuals and health professionals. Other articles in the Winter 2007/8 issue include HRT and breast cancer risk, physical activity at the menopause and eat your way to low cholesterol. The Menopause Exchange has an Ask the Experts panel, information service and fact sheets specifically for members.

For more information on The Menopause Exchange, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or send an e-mail to norma@menopause-exchange.co.uk

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NOTES FOR EDITORS:

1. The Menopause Exchange Newsletter was launched in June 1999.

2. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause at organisations, workplaces, exhibitions, health clubs, pharmacies and other venues. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication.

3. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.

4. Topics covered in previous issues of the newsletter include: HRT questions you forget to ask your doctor; complementary therapies at the menopause; phytoestrogen and herb safety; osteoporosis treatments; memory problems; getting your libido back; anti-ageing beauty secrets; mood swings; and coping with a premature menopause.

5. UK annual membership (4 issues of the newsletter and regular fact sheets) costs £18 for individuals; £22 for local organisations; £30 for companies/national organisations; corporate (over 10 copies) and overseas memberships are available on request.

6. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.

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