Women’s Menopause Health & Wellness Online
Menopause Health Matters is an independent health and wellness website and blog. Helping women to be their own health advocate by providing answers and references to assist in making informed choices about lifestyle changes and treatments and how these can impact their transition through the stages of perimenopause through to postmenopause.
|In November 2015, NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) UK, issued the first guideline on diagnosis and management. You can find the guideline for professionals and a simplified version for women patients here.|
|In November 2016, The Faculty of Occupational Medicine of The Royal College of Physicians UK, issued Guidance on Menopause and the Workplace. You can download the pdf here.|
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How not to be a hostage to your hormones
Our resident nutritionist, Charlotte Debeugney, discusses how not to be a hostage to your hormones. There is also a helpful fact sheet to download on emotional eating. Read More>
Diet During Menopause
Our resident nutritionist, Charlotte Debeugney, gives us the perfect recipe for our diet to ensure optimal nutritional health. Read More>
Am I Menopausal?
Our Resident Medical Adviser, Dr Karen Morton talks about how women put everything they are worried about down to ‘the change’ as if it was ‘her just dessert’ and why she believes women should not be giving themselves a daily dose of guilt. Read More>
Latest News & Research
Is there a connection between hot flushes/flashes and heart disease?
According to a just published (April 2017) study conducted by NAMS The North American Menopause Society, younger midlife women (age 40-53 years) having frequent hot flashes may also signal emerging vascular dysfunction that can lead to heart disease. Read More>
The Evidence Base for HRT: what can we believe?
Professor Robert D Langer’s paper, ‘The evidence base for HRT: what can we believe?’ is a review of the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trial of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The study and its findings, you may recall, emphasised the risks of HRT causing worldwide concern and led to many women refusing or stopping treatment. Read More>
Getting your period at an early age may mean early menopause, too
A study has found that those women who had started menstruating at 11 or younger were 80% more likely to have experienced early menopause than those women who were 13 or over when their periods began. Read More>
Effect of HRT on Sleep Quality
Study proves HRT is associated with improved sleep quality where hot flushes and night sweats are the main symptoms. Read More>
- Is there a connection between hot flashes and heart disease?
- The Evidence Base for HRT: what can we believe?
- How not to be a hostage to your hormones
- Herbal Tea for Menopause Symptom Relief
- Diet During Menopause
- Am I Menopausal?
- Getting your period at a young age may mean early menopause, too
- Hypnosis – Mind Over Menopause
- Nourish Menus from Charlotte Debeugney
- How Safe am I as a Night Time Driver?