UK Register of Menopause Specialists Launched
Today (Thursday 18th October) marks World Menopause Day 2018, with events taking place across the globe to raise awareness of menopause symptoms and show women that they are not alone at this time of their lives.
Menopause can feel like an isolating time if the people closest to you don’t know what you’re going through, so it’s vital to be open with them so they can better understand how you feel.
Finding a way to manage your symptoms is also important, whether you go for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or a menopause supplement that can easily fit into your lifestyle.
If your menopause symptoms are especially severe, then you might need to speak to your GP or a menopause specialist for extra support. Menopause specialists can also advise on the best menopause treatment options for you, based on your medical history and any other medication you’re taking.
To mark World Menopause Day 2018, the British Menopause Society (BMS) has for the first time published a register of all BMS-registered menopause specialists in the UK, which can be accessed via the BMS website.
It features an interactive map so you can easily find a menopause specialist near you, providing you with their contact details.
Kathy Abernethy, chairman of the BMS, commented: “Despite the average female life expectancy in the UK being 83 years and many women living in the post-menopausal phase for half to one-third of their lives, there are still many women who are choosing to go through the menopause without seeking support or treatment even when they are experiencing symptoms that are affecting all aspects of their lives, including their relationships.”
She added that the BMS has launched the new register because it believes “women need greater support and information to be able to cope with the impact of the menopause”.
Whether you seek this extra menopause support from a specialist or by finding a menopause supplement containing ingredients that could help to ease your symptoms, it’s important to remember that you are not alone, and there is plenty of menopause help available.