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In April 2012 I hadn’t given menopause a second thought, I was only 45. Twelve months later I had become completely consumed by it.
Founder Diane Danzebrink has appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2, ITN News at Ten , the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and many others relating to her experience of menopause
Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal. Symptoms can last up to 15 years. Over 60% of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes. 1 in 4 women will experience severe debilitating symptoms. Read more of the facts here.
About the campaign
Too many women are suffering in silence and those that do seek help are often left frustrated and disappointed when medical professionals fail to recognise their menopausal symptoms or recognise their symptoms and either refuse to prescribe HRT or prescribe them incorrectly. Too many women are being told that menopause is just a natural phase of life and they will just have to get on with it. Natural it may be but I challenge anybody who has not experienced the debilitating effects that it can have to just get on with it! Equally demoralising for a woman already struggling with a host of symptoms is to be told that she must be depressed and despatched with a prescription for anti depressants. There is still much fear and confusion around the subject of hormone replacement therapy amongst both doctors and women and 67% of women recently surveyed said there was a general lack of support or advice for those going through menopause.
More than 60% of women experience menopausal symptoms
Approximately 38 per cent of women seek help from a GP
One quarter of those who visited a GP say the possibility of the symptoms being menopause related is missed
One third of women who visited a GP were not made aware of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink says she has counselled women who have been “shouted at and laughed at” by their family doctors when trying to discuss menopause concerns. She reveals it took several months to get a response in a candid video response to the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Diane Danzebrink has been pushing for answers to your questions around menopause. Questions were asked of the General Medical Council (GMC), the Royal College of GPs, the UK professional body for general practitioners and to The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. The NICE response was judged “not very helpful, to be honest” by Di. Read more.
Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink has been pushing for answers to your questions around menopause. Based on heartfelt pleas from those of you struggling with menopause symptoms she has put your vital questions to the medical establishment – and after weeks and months of waiting, responses are starting to arrive.
My local paper, the Leighton Buzzard Observer, has carried a news story about Menopause Support this week – click here to see the full story.
…so one of the most important menopause issues is around education, Diane Danzebrink has told the BBC. In an interview for the BBC World Service Business Daily, Diane said the subject is becoming a particular issue in the workplace where we are now seeing more women over 50.
My very grateful thanks to the amazing Jane Lewis who appeared on the Channel 5 news menopause special with me at the end of last year. Jane has asked me to share her story in the hope that it will help other women avoid the pain and distress of vaginal atrophy.
Diane Danzebrink has been working with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on ways to help women in the workplace who are struggling with menopause-related issues. “I’m delighted to have been invited to work with the TUC by recording a number of videos on raising awareness of menopause issues” Di said. “They are to be used Read more about Helping the TUC raise awareness of menopause in the workplace[…]
Diane was in Cirencester recently to lead an informative, interactive discussion on the menopause and its impact on a women’s life and work with Sarah Davies, Co-Founder of Talking Menopause. Topics discussed in the wide-ranging session included: – what the menopause is – main symptoms & how to recognise them – practical advice & guidance Read more about Cirencester talks menopause[…]
With colleagues from the Talking Menopause organisation, Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink was at the Devon and Cornwall Police HQ for a one-day conference of police and civilian officers. An audience of around 200 people took part in a session aimed at line managers and team leaders on how to treat menopausal women in the Read more about An arresting presentation on Menopause in Devon and Cornwall[…]
Women who have early menopause following a hysterectomy or other procedure can suffer mental and emotional fluctuations afterwards, Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink told a Scottish radio audience. Phoning into the breakfast programme on BBC Radio Scotland, Di said that some women in this position need to work through a loss and grief process. “You Read more about Huge mental and emotional fluctuations for some women following early menopause[…]