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Going through some emotional times?


For immediate release: 10 May 2008

Going through some emotional times?

For some women, the menopause can be a very emotional time, making them feel tearful, irritable and anxious. Some women suffer badly from the physical symptoms (e.g. persistent hot flushes), which can have a negative emotional impact. Others find that their stage in life is stressful too, with the bereavement of relatives or friends or increasing demands from work, relationships and families.

In the Spring 2008 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, specialist menopause counsellor Dani Singer guides women through the emotional rollercoaster of the menopause with essential tips and advice. In her article, she looks at why the menopause can cause so many emotional changes and how women can take charge of severe mood swings.

“Many women experience emotional ups and downs at the menopause, not necessarily just due to the hormonal changes going on,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “It is essential that women take positive action and seek support before their symptoms get out of hand.”

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 Spring 2008 issue include exploding HRT and menopause myths, osteoporosis testing and menopausal management for women with medical conditions (part 1). 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


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: side effects of HRT; 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; £40 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.