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A GP, nurse or pharmacist can give you advice and help with your menopause or perimenopause symptoms.
You are not alone (approx. 30% of women in society will be going through the same) and help is here for you.
There are over 40 symptoms of menopause. You may only be experiencing 1 or 2 and by taking a supplement, doing more exercise, drinking more water, watching what you eat and accessing support you may be able to keep them under control. If symptoms are troubling you quite a bit or all of the time, you may need to speak to your Doctor/Nurse.
The British Menopause Society (BMS) is the specialist authority for menopause and post reproductive health in the UK. Established in 1989, the BMS educates, informs and guides healthcare professionals, working in both primary and secondary care, on menopause and all aspects of post reproductive health.
‘The change’, ‘the climacteric’, ‘the time of life’ – call it what you will, it is an unavoidable fact that all women go through the menopause. However, for many women this natural process is a time of anxiety and distress due to the various symptoms that can accompany it. Some menopausal changes can also be brought about by treatments for cancer, including chemotherapy, ovarian ablation and hormone therapy. Whatever their cause, this fact sheet aims to explain just what these changes are, and what you can do to make things easier.
Menopausematters.co.uk is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available.
Menopause is simply the name given to the last menstrual period, but for most women it means much more than this. It is the cycle in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing eggs, when her periods begin to stop and when her hormone levels change. Menopause is something that typically happens between the ages of 47 and 53. It means hot flushes, no more periods, an end to a woman’s reproductive years – and is a natural part of her life, which for a women in her teens, 20s, 30s and early 40s, should be far in the future.
Welcome to Menopause and Me!
The site offers tailored information about all stages of the menopause, understanding the changes to the body and treatment options. Menopause and Me provides the tools and support you need to help you through your menopause journey.
If you feel you are struggling with any aspect of your menopause journey, ask your healthcare professional for advice and help. You are not alone. Whatever the symptoms, help is available for you.