Friday, 4 November 2011

Menopause management at work

The menopause can trigger a variety of symptoms including hot flushes, or flashes, poor concentration, mood swings and frequent urination. With women making up 45% of the over-50s in the workforce in the UK, it’s important these symptoms can be managed effectively in the work environment.

In the 50th issue (Autumn 2011) of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Norma Goldman (founder and director of The Menopause Exchange) looks at how troublesome menopausal symptoms can have a significant impact on a woman’s work performance. She also covers menopause management options, simple self-help measures and key ways to raise the awareness of the menopause amongst employers and work colleagues.

“Stress at work can worsen some menopausal symptoms,” says Norma Goldman. “This effect can be increased by having to make decisions about how to cope with the menopause and take extra time off work to consult a doctor.

"I present talks on the menopause to companies, organisations and groups of women, as well as videos and podcasts, with the aim of helping working women cope with the menopause. The Menopause Exchange can help employers with health and safety policies related to the menopause and offers corporate membership (including newsletters and fact sheets).”

The Menopause Exchange is completely independent – it’s not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions from individuals and healthcare professionals. Other articles in the Autumn 2011 issue include oestrogen-only and ‘bleed’ HRT, menopausal symptoms you may not recognise and weight gain at the menopause.

To celebrate the 50th issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, we have a special offer for new members.

Become a member of The Menopause Exchange before the end of January 2012 to receive our special offer. This includes one free back issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter and two free fact sheets in addition to the usual membership entitlements. (Members of The Menopause Exchange receive four issues of the newsletter, regular fact sheets, use of the information service and access to the ‘Ask the Experts’ panel). Annual individual membership to The Menopause Exchange is £18.

Visit The Menopause Exchange website at

For more information on The Menopause Exchange, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or send an
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