Menopause Research and Education Fund Resources

What’s new?

Our trustee, Diane Danzebrink had teamed up with ForMed to produce an animated video to help explain what women go through from perimenopause to post menopause.

The script is based on real-life experiences and the stories are beautifully told.

Click here to take a look.

The team behind it are Emma Lazenby (director), Liz Harkman (producer) and Diane Danzebrink and Hazel Hayden (executive producers) with support from The Burdett Trust for Nursing, Menopause Support and Bristol Menopause and The National Lottery.

 

Your Symptom Check List

This is a great and easy way to monitor and rate your symtpom.

It is a useful assessment tool that you can print out and take to your consultation with your doctor. 

With just ten minutes per consultation this could help your doctor understand your symptoms literally at a glance.

Click here to access the Symptom Check List.

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It’s a wrap!

A quick summary of what’s in the latest menopause journals.

 

Got 5 minutes? We’ve got a journal round-up for you!

We know healthcare professionals are time poor, so to help you keep up with what you need to know about menopause we’ve pulled together a quick summary of what’s new in the latest menopause medical journals.

Click here to skim through and stay on top of what you need to know with the Menopause Research and Education Fund’s Journal Wrap.

Useful videos on menopause

Useful links for all:

If you’re approaching menopause, are post menopausal, have gone through early or premature menopause (POI) or surgical or medically induced menopause – you’ll need some information you can trust.

Here are a few useful links and resources.

  1. The “Understanding Menopause” Booklet from Menopause Support – a great all round introduction to menopause.
  2. The British Menopause Society (BMS) – a wealth of information for health care professionals and those who go through menopause.
  3. The Women’s Health Concern – the patient focused arm of the BMS.
  4. The Daisy Network – a charity that provides support and information for women who’ve gone through early or premature menopause.
  5. The NICE Guidelines on Menopause.
  6. The International Menopause Society.
  7. The Menopause Society (formerly the North American Menopause Society.)
  8. The Australasian Menopause Society
  9. The European Menopause Society
  10. The ISSWSH – the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health

The Lancet has published a series on menopause aimed at balancing the discussion on Menopause. It claims menopause has been over medicalised and a more patient focused ‘shared’ care’ approach is now needed.

Criktics have said the series “Menopause: Optimising Health and reducing the stigma” is unbalanced in the way it has presented data and has drawn criticism from two respected International Menopause Society (IMS) experts, Professors Susan Davis and Rod Baber who wrote in an IMS press release:

“…the messaging regarding therapy is mixed and potentially confusing. …

“The authors seem determined to minimise the important role of MHT in helping many women as they reach menopause. They ignore other published systematic reviews which all agree that MHT is the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms, is as effective as other bone-specific therapies (antiresorptive agents) in reducing postmenopausal osteoporosis and associated fractures and, unlike some antiresorptives, is not associated with an increased risk of fracture upon stopping treatment.”

Here is the link to The Lancet.

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We know how hard it is to stay on top of everything that comes out in the medical press, but if you have an interest in menopause and want to stay up-to-date, you need this in your inbox! 

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