The menopause: a partner's guide Wednesday 5 November 2014 PDF Print PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 5 November 2014 The menopause: a partner’s guide The menopause can be a challenging experience for many women, with troublesome symptoms having an effect on their health and relationships. If your wife or partner is going through the menopause, knowing more about the menopause may help you to understand what she is going through at this time of life. In the Autumn 2014 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, advanced nurse practitioner Jan Brockie discusses basic facts about the menopause – common symptoms and their impact on self-esteem and sex life, the role of HRT and lifestyle measures and what men can do to help their partner get through it. “It can be hard to watch your partner go through a difficult menopause,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “Many women need extra support during this time. Tiredness, mood swings, low self-esteem and low libido can impact on a relationship. By understanding what happens during the menopause, men can help their partner manage their symptoms.” The Menopause Exchange, which was established in 1999, is completely independent and is not sponsored by any companies. It provides impartial, easily understood information to women and healthcare professionals. The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter contains articles written by top medical experts, such as gynaecologists, GPs, consultants, specialist menopause nurses, complementary practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians etc. Other articles in the Autumn 2014 issue of the newsletter include side effects of HRT, cholesterol and the menopause and contraception for the over-40s. Check out our website at www.menopause-exchange.co.uk. Find us on Facebook and Twitter (@MenopauseExch). For more information, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, or e-mail email@example.com. End NOTES FOR EDITORS 1. The Menopause Exchange was launched in June 1999. 2. Articles in previous issues of The Menopause Exchange newsletter include: Coping with the perimenopause; The menopause after cancer therapy; Emotions at the menopause; Coping with hot flushes and night sweats; HRT for women with medical conditions; Minerals at the menopause; Post-menopausal health and Fibroids and endometriosis. 3. 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 to employees in the workplace and hospitals, women and women’s groups, healthcare professionals, GP practices, organisations, health clubs and at exhibitions. 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. 4. 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. 5. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of The Menopause Exchange in the following categories: Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.