Health Topics

“Hot flushes and night sweats are also referred to as Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS)”. Read more

“Not everyone finds the symptoms bothersome but about 60% of women will have mild symptoms for around 5 – 8 years. 20% of women will have no symptoms at all…”. Read more

“Nearly half of women (47%) surveyed who are in employment and who needed to take a day off because of the menopause said they wouldn’t feel…”. Read more

“Hot flashes may be precipitated by hot weather, smoking, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, tight clothing, heat and stress. Identify and avoid your hot flash “triggers””. Read more

“It can be a good idea to keep a sleep diary. It may uncover lifestyle habits or daily activities that contribute to your sleeplessness”. Read more

“Blood tests won’t tell you when your final period is going to happen and won’t help you manage your perimenopause, or what follows”. Read more

“Tibolone (brand name Livial) is a prescription medicine that is similar to taking combined HRT (oestrogen and progestogen). It’s taken as a tablet once a day”. Read more

“Wear layers of clothing made from light, breathable fabrics, removing a layer or two when you’re hot and replacing them when you’re cooler”. Read more

“Deciding whether and how to treat the symptoms of the menopausal transition can be complicated and personal. Discuss your symptoms, family and medical history…”. Read more

“The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years”. Read more