Menopause

Last updated: 25 August 2021

World Menopause Day - 18th October 2021 - 09:00-15:45

 

This is a bookable event, please contact - being.well@porthosp.nhs.uk, to book your place.

Location:  Cosham Baptist Church, 48 Havant Road, Cosham, PO6 2QZ.

 

 

 

 

The Menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. It takes place as the woman’s oestrogen levels decline and is a natural part of ageing.

If you experience symptoms of the menopause before the age of 45 it is advisable to go to your GP for further investigation and confirmation of the diagnosis. If the symptoms start impacting on your overall quality of life it is also advisable to discuss this with your GP.

There are ways that you can address the symptoms of the menopause such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for psychological symptoms and lifestyle changes (diet and exercise).

Symptoms can include:

Hot flushes

Night sweats

Difficulty sleeping

Reduced libido

Vaginal dryness

Headaches

Mood changes

Palpitations

Urinary tract infections

Joint aches and pains

Weight gain and loss of muscle mass

MenopauseGuidance

 

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has produced guidance on menopause and the workplace, and an accompanying infographic offering advice, tips and stats which you can look at here: FOM Menopause Guidance

 

 

Menopause support

 

 

If you prefer to have more information on your phone, have a look at this great app: Balance

 

 

 

 

 

Or if you are looking to get support with other individuals that might also be experiencing something similar please get in contact with the Menopause Support Group