Coping with menopause

Menopause is a stage in life when a woman stops having her monthly period. It is a normal part of ageing and typically most women will experience menopausal symptoms, some of which can have a significant impact on life. There are however steps you can take to protect your health and relieve your symptoms.

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    What is menopause?

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    Menopause refers to the point at which a woman’s periods stop and she can no longer get pregnant naturally. This occurs because the ovaries stop producing eggs and, as a result, levels of the hormones they produce fall. Although menopause is not an illness and is an entirely natural part of a woman’s ageing, it can cause problems emotionally, mentally and physically.

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    Supporting colleagues during the menopause

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    We all have a duty to ensure that we are doing all that we can to meet the needs of women who are affected – to whatever degree. This article details some workplace adjustments that may be helpful to both colleagues and your bottom line.

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