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Shining a Light on Menopause:

Empowering women with knowledge and support...



Menopause awareness is super important. It's a natural phase that women go through normally later in life. It can bring out various changes in the body, like hot flashes, mood swings and changes in the menstrual cycle. it's crucial to raise awareness so that women can understand and manage these changes effectively. Remember, knowledge is power!



How can I treat my menopause?


Treating menopause involves managing the symptoms and supporting overall well-being. Hormone therapy, lifestyle changes and alternative treatments such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – tablets, skin patches, gels and implants that relieve menopausal symptoms by replacing oestrogen. vaginal cream, tablet, pessary, gel or ring, lubricants or moisturisers for vaginal dryness. However, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.




What Can I Do To Help Improve My Menopause Symptoms?


To improve menopause symptoms, you can take steps like staying active with regular exercise, managing stress through relaxation techniques, eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and veggies, and getting enough restful sleep. It's also important to seek support from healthcare professionals who can guide you on potential treatments or therapies. Remember, you're a strong Menopause Warrior!



Sleep Tight and Wake Up Bright: Tips for a Restful Night During Menopause


Sleeping tight during menopause can be a challenge, but here are some tips to help you catch those Zzz's. Create a soothing bedtime routine, like reading a book or taking a warm bath. Keep your bedroom cool and dark for optimal sleep conditions. Avoid caffeine and spicy foods before bed. If hot flashes disrupt your sleep, try using a cooling pillow or keeping a fan nearby. And don't forget to prioritize self-care and relaxation during the day to promote better sleep at night.










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I'm not menopausal...So How Can I Help?

For useful tips to help someone going through menopause click the links below:



 


 




 

Support Services The Money Helper service offers free and impartial money advice by telephone at 0800 448 0826 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm) or via WhatsApp (+44 7701 342 744) The Greater Manchester Resilience Hub provides a central point for mental health advice and support on 03330 095 071 or via email GM.help@nhs.net Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help to find support for anyone in Greater Manchester who has been bereaved or affected by a death, no matter how long ago. Call 0161 983 0902 Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (Except bank holidays) or email gmicb-sal.gm.bs@nhs.net



















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