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Coping with a premature menopause


The Menopause Exchange

For immediate release: 5 May 2010

Coping with a premature menopause

One in every 100 women goes through the menopause before the age of 40. A premature menopause can have devastating consequences, affecting a woman’s fertility so that she is unable to conceive naturally, and making her feel less sexually attractive.

In the Spring 2010 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, menopause nurse specialist Angela Panteli discusses the emotional and physical impact of a premature menopause. She looks at the possible causes and treatment options, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which protects against osteoporosis (bone thinning).

“Premature menopause can be very distressing, especially in women who haven’t yet had children,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “Women who are going through a premature menopause need to be treated with sensitivity as it can take time to come to terms with the diagnosis.”

The Menopause Exchange is completely independent – it’s not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions from individuals and healthcare professionals. Other articles in the Winter 2009/10 issue include prescription drug alternatives to HRT, vitamin D and holiday health.”

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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 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.
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: the perimenopause; types and forms of HRT; easing flushes and sweats without HRT; phytoestrogen and herb safety; testing for osteoporosis; sleeping better at the menopause; menopausal libido; minerals at the menopause; and coping with stress.
5. UK annual membership (4 issues of the newsletter, regular fact sheets, use of the information service and ‘Ask the Experts’ panel) 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.