Advice And Support For Women Going Through The Menopause

Some women sail through perimenopause and menopause without any problems at all, but for some it can be a distressing and unpleasant experience. Whether you're plagued by symptoms or you're struggling to come to terms with the fact that you've reached menopausal age, there is help and support available to you.

If medical symptoms, such as hot flushes, sweating and vaginal dryness are getting you down, your GP should be your first port of call. Your GP can assess your symptoms and find suitable treatments to help to alleviate any pain and make you feel more comfortable. There are various options available and these will be discussed with you. Your GP can also provide help and advice about sexual problems, problems related to your periods and your mental health.

Many women find it difficult to ask for help and talk through sensitive issues with their GP, but your GP is there to help and you can take somebody with you for support if this would make you feel more comfortable; you can also ask to see a female GP. If you have any concerns or worries about your physical or mental health, it is really important to seek advice, as this will help to put your mind at ease and also ensure you get the treatment and support you need.

If you want advice and support, rather than medical treatment, there are various charities that can help, such as the British Menopause Society and The Daisy Network, which specialises in helping women who have gone through premature or early menopause. Many women also find it helpful to talk to other women who are going through the same thing as them; there are lots of different online forums and websites, which offer the opportunity to share tips and stories and ask for advice.


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