Menopause Health Matters

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.

Menopause is simply the natural evidence of the maturing feminine body, something that has been treated as an unnecessary taboo in our culture. It’s not a secret that growing older holds a lot of social, psychological and physiological weight for some women. Thankfully, due to the number of emerging female voices and influences, the collective attitude is becoming more positive and empowering.
In November 2015, NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) UK, issued the first guideline on diagnosis and managing menopause. 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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Latest Articles


Nourish Menus from Charlotte Debeugney


Nourish Menus Weekly Meal Planner By Charlotte Debeugney

Our resident nutritionist, Charlotte Debeugny has compiled 15 easy, delicious and healthy recipes suitable for pre and post menopause together with a weekly meal planner. Read More>


Latest News & Research


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>

Are Hot Flashes Genetic?

It appears that women who have gene variants that affect a receptor in the brain that regulates estrogen release are more likely to have hot flashes than women who lack them. The study published in the Menopause Journal is a step that could lead to new treatments to relieve the symptom of hot flashes. Read More>


Effect of Combined HRT on Breast Cancer Risk

A Breast Cancer Now study finds the effect of combined HRT on breast cancer risk is likely to have been underestimated. Women taking combined HRT are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer. Read More>


Page Last Updated on January 13, 2017