Diet & Lifestyle, HRT, Alternative therapies & techniques, Prescribed Non HRT, Testosterone, HRT preparations
Welcome to MENOPAUSE MATTERS
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.
The menopause affects all women, but doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Learn how to tackle menopausal hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes and disturbed sleep. Find out why they happen, and learn about later effects of the menopause as well as the facts about Alternative treatments and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Chat to other women experiencing the same problems and concerns on our Menopause Matters forum. Be informed and prepared for your Menopause.
The term "Menopause" means the last period. The average age of periods stopping is 51 years of age in the UK.
Periods stop naturally because ovaries run out of egg cells. The ovaries are then unable to produce the usual cycle of fluctuating levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone which are dependent on the cyclical development and release of eggs. With resultant low hormone levels, the womb lining is not stimulated to be thickened and then shed as in the normal cycle, and so periods stop.
Monthly Fitness Videos
From our Health & Wellness contributer, Katie Morris.
"I coach menopausal women to reduce symptoms, find their energy, regain their confidence & love what they see in the mirror".
February's video online now.
Menopause Matters has been named as one of "The 12 Best Menopause Blogs of the Year" 2017, by an American site, 'Healthline'
20 February 2019
Efficacy of a standardised acupuncture approach Acupuncture has often been considered for treatment of menopausal symptoms in women who are advised, or prefer not to take HRT. Previous placebo controlled tria...
Read the latest article in full
» News Item
See all news stories
Latest posts on the Forum:
- Party? How can I go like this?
- Anyone had acid reflux in perimenopause stage?
- Add one word (ish)
- What snacks do you eat?
- In or Out of Europe?
Issue 53. Autumn 2018
The ONLY magazine of its kind, specifically written for women who are approaching or experiencing the menopause. Subscribe for the print copy magazine, published in 4 quarterly issues. Read back-issues and selected back-issue articles online.
For the New Magazine Microsite:
» Menopause Matters Magazine
Dr. Heather Currie, MB BS, FRCOG, MRCGP, DRCOG, MRCGP. Associate Specialist Gynaecologist and Obstetrician.
Send me a private question
I'll reply as soon as possible
Emails are charged at £30/question.
Fees help us to continue to fund and develop Menopause Matters, informing, advising and supporting women worldwide.
» Click here to send your question
Books by Dr. Heather Currie
Answers at your fingertips.
Commended at the BMA Medical Book Competition Awards 2007.
Kindle edition available.
Click on a title to buy on Amazon
Audio files, TV and radio programmes, movies and downloadable leaflets, flyers, cards and posters.
The menopause isn't called 'the change' for nothing, and some of the changes you face may involve what you wear and what you buy. Of course, with the correct choices we can all still look good and make the most of our assets. lf you've got great legs, toned arms or a curvy figure, use the confidence that comes with age to show off your good points and continue with your own signature style in your usual manner.
Read the full article
» Fashion Tips at the Menopause
You are feeling worried, frightened, bewildered? You think your wife doesn't fancy you anymore, or it has vaguely occurred to you that she may even have someone else, after all she is behaving oddly, she seems cold, distant and can fly off of the handle in a split second and it is scaring you. Familiar?
» The Man Shed - Support and advice for men
Ten key points from NICE guideline
Read the article:
» Ten key points
Menopausal Mood Swings - How The Menopause Makes You Angry
Read the article:
» Mood Swings
Dr Currie's Blog Posts
- Bio Identicals
- Menopause - what does it mean?
- What's in a Name?
- HRT and breast cancer
- Why do we flush?
- Vaginal dryness - lube or hormones?
- Vaginal dryness, a tale of neglect
- Menopause is everywhere
- Breast Cancer & HRT
- A sore point
- Menopause in the workplace
- Ten Wasted Years
- Menopause Time For Change