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For immediate release: 17 May 2016

Don’t believe all the menopause myths

Does smoking trigger an early menopause? Will HRT make you gain weight? Will you have a difficult menopause just like your mum did? And, most importantly, which menopause myths are true and which aren’t?

In the Spring 2016 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, advanced nurse practitioner Jan Brockie takes a look at some common menopause myths, including whether the menopause is linked to depression, whether or not HRT is natural and how long hot flushes can last. She gives us the lowdown on whether these are true or not and explains why.

“With so much incorrect information about the menopause available, it’s easy to get confused,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “So it’s essential that women are able to distinguish the true facts from the myths.”

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