Feeling great after the menopause
There’s a strong focus on looking after yourself during the perimenopause and how to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms. But what happens to your physical and mental health once your periods have stopped and you’ve reached the menopause and beyond?
In the Autumn 2022 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Dr Gill Jenkins, GP and medical writer, looks at post-menopausal health and how to keep yourself fit and well. Common health issues around this time of life include an increased risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, urinary tract infections, sexual health and weight gain.
“Postmenopause is defined as when you’ve not had a period for at least one year,” says Norma Goldman. “You can still get menopausal symptoms, and the constant low level of oestrogen can affect your general health. It’s important to look after yourself, and maybe make some tweaks to your lifestyle, to avoid getting certain minor and long-term health conditions.”
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, men 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 2022 issue of The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter include Relationship dynamics at midlife, HRT for cancer patients, and Keep on top of hair loss, as well as news, Ask the Experts Q&As and information about Norma Goldman’s webinars, talks and workshops.
Menopause webinars: Your readers may be interested in organising a webinar for their family and friends or workplace. For over 23 years, Norma Goldman has been presenting menopause talks and workshops. Her in-depth knowledge has helped thousands of women enjoy a more comfortable menopause. She’s now hosting her own regular webinars via Zoom. Norma’s ‘Understanding the menopause’ webinar is suitable for women at or approaching the menopause, women who have had a premature menopause (before age 40) or a hysterectomy, or anyone with an interest in women’s midlife health. Post-menopausal women can attend presentations too. If women join the webinar, they’ll be able to ask questions, receive a factsheet and hear about other women’s experiences. To attend a webinar, arrange one for a group of friends or to find out more information, women should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8420 7245.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
1. The Menopause Exchange was launched in June 1999.
2. Articles in previous issues of The Menopause Exchange newsletter include: The menopause at work; Premature ovarian deficiency (POI); Emotional symptoms & how to handle them; Which HRT is best for you?; Easing hot flushes and sweats without HRT; Vitamin D and the menopause; Allergies and asthma.
3. Norma Goldman is the founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. Norma has a pharmacy degree and a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives webinars, talks and workshops on the menopause to employees in the workplace including hospitals, women’s groups, healthcare professionals, GP practices, organisations, companies and at exhibitions and is now hosting her own webinars.
4. Victoria Goldman, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist, editor and proofreader, with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication. Her murder-mystery debut novel, The Redeemer, is available from Amazon, Waterstones and other book retailers.
5. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, men, healthcare professionals, complementary practitioners, line managers, health and safety officers and anyone else who is responsible in the workplace for the wellbeing of employees.
6. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.
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