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Raising Awareness of Menopause, Women's Health and World Menopause Day.

MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 432 Menopause Nurse Practitioner

Good afternoon everyone, I am enjoying what might be our last day of nice weather for a while, so getting my Vitamin D fix, while writing this.

As we are now in October I thought I'd mention that's it's World Menopause Day on Sunday 18th October.

Leading up to this, there is a lot going on in the scope of women's health. This year, for the first time I'm not presenting to the NHS or women in business; everything is now on line however; this does give us the opportunity to reach more people. Raising awareness of Menopause and how it impacts women, their work, health and relationships is something I feel very passionately about. This year I am fortunate to have been asked to take part in a large NHS webinar. Our talks are over 2 days, Friday 16th October and Monday 19th October. Experience health professionals from around the UK will be talking and able to tune in. So anyone working within the NHS please message me and once I have the links will send them to you.

Many women put up with symptoms of menopause, thinking that they have to accept their symptoms.

However the fact is you don't have to. For the majority of women HRT will dramatically improve symptoms, long term health and quality of life. I know some women say, all I talk about is HRT... and yes I do however; when this is the best recommended treatment for menopause it's important women know.

It isn't what every women wants or can have but the majority of women can safely take HRT for many years. However; there is much confusion and conflicting advice given from friends, family and sometimes even doctors....no wonder women don't know where to turn.

On LBW menopause there are qualified health professionals who specialise in Women's Health and Menopause. So feel free to ask any questions, we are here to advise, support and provide you with evidenced based information.

So let's start talking more about Menopause...it isn't something to be ashamed of but to be addressed and let's hope we can all make a difference and improve menopause health.

Best wishes

Diane Porterfield Bourne.

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