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Interesting Articles

Introduction of Menopause Passports in largest NHS trust

Article on BBC News. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, one of the largest in the country has introduced a Menopause Passport, which  allows women to indicate when they are in need of more support at work.  

Introduction of Menopause Passports in largest NHS trust

Article on BBC News. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, one of the largest in the country has introduced a Menopause Passport, which  allows women to indicate when they are in need of more support at work.  

How to talk to your boss about your menopause symptoms

Article in The Independent by Imy Brighty-Potts, who talks to Helen Tomlinson, England’s first ever menopause employment champion. She spells out how best to approach talking to your boss if your symptoms are affecting your work.

She reminds us, “As a 40 or 50-something woman, you’ve another 40-50% of your life still ahead of you, and you have the benefit of years of work and life experience, skills and experiences that are much needed in today’s workplace and in society at large.” 

HRT "potentially important" in reducing women's dementia risk 

Article by Andrew Gregory in The Guardian, detailing how two thirds of Alzheimers sufferers are women. A quarter of women in the UK carry the gene that's the strongest risk factor for the disease. New research from Uni of East Anglia points to HRT being "potentially important" in reducing the risk.

Dr Jen Gunter: What really happens to your body during menopause 

Dr Jen Gunter is a Canadian gynaecologist and a New York Times columnist.

In this 5 min Ted Talk she walks us through what is happening to our bodies to take away the fear and shame, to allow us to accept this as a perfectly normal transition. 

What I wish I'd known before the Menopause Hit Me

Article by Teresa Tarmey from British Vogue. She voices what a lot of us are feeling, if only we'd known what was on the horizon we could have prepared ourselves better rather than it hitting us like a tonne of bricks.

10 Health Tips for women over 40 

Dr Louise Wiseman, a former GP writes in Netdoctor that you can influence your Menopause by what you eat, drink, how much you exercise, by reducing stress, and making time for ourselves. But also that ageing is a state of mind and that maintaining female friendships is essential to our health and helps us live longer! 

How menopause affects the Brain

A truly awesome Ted Talk from Dr Lisa Mosconi a neuroscientist who has dedicated her working life to understanding dementia and Alzheimers in women. 
She explains how the brain is crucial to our reproductive system and how our drop in hormones affects our brains and how we can reduce the risks brought on by a lowering of estrogen by lifestyle changes. 

Exercise during the Menopause

An article from The Independent, Zoe Williams talks to personal trainers about how we need to change the way we exercise during the Menopause, eat more protein and how alcohol may not be the enemy 😅 we just need to stay more hydrated. 

Try to be gentle with yourself

Another great piece from The Guardian Australia. Alison Daddo is a married mother of three and author of Queen Menopause. She discusses how this is a time for self care. To focus on what we need, not what we should do. How it's not all doom and gloom. "There is light at the end of the tunnel and there is actually a really fabulous life awaiting us."

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