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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.
To significantly improve menopause education amongst GP’s – far too many women are suffering as GP’s receive very little, if any menopause education during their training leaving them ill equipped to recognise and manage a phase of life that will directly affect at least 50% of the population. To raise awareness within the workplace and for all employers to have menopause guidelines in place to be able to support women experiencing symptoms. Too many women feel unsupported at work and currently 1 in 10 leave the workplace due to menopause symptoms. To introduce menopause education in to the PSHE curriculum for all teenage boys and girls. Every woman and man deserves to understand this phase of life. Far too many individuals and relationships suffer as a result of a lack of understanding of 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)
If you’ve been struggling with menopausal symptoms and looking into the options, you might well have come across private menopause clinics or compounding pharmacies offering ‘bioidentical hormones’. But what exactly are they, and how do they differ from the HRT you’d get from your GP?
Diane has been around and about helping to make more people aware of menopause issues. As well as appearances on radio and television she regularly travels to meet local women who need to know more on the subject. Here are a couple of typical recent examples:
These are the fabulous women who look after the 7,500 members of my private FB group The Menopause Support Network. Pip, Andrea and Lisa have all found help and support in the group and now volunteer lots of their valuable time to take care of the members while I am campaigning, counselling or presenting about Read more about Without their support…….[…]
I was delighted to be invited to speak about emotional wellbeing, sex and relationships and the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign at The Daisy Network conference in June. The Daisy Network is a great charity which supports women diagnosed with premature menopause. We have so much work to do to ensure these women are diagnosed correctly, and have Read more about Delighted to speak at a great charity conference[…]
Last week I was very fortunate to be able to sit down with leading menopause expert Nick Panay to discuss Menopause and management options for women diagnosed with one of the 5 gynaecological cancers or breast cancer. Nick has very kindly offered to give up more of his time to talk to me again in Read more about Management After Cancer Treatment[…]
Dr. Lisa Mosconi’s grandmother had two sisters and a brother. All three sisters died of Alzheimer’s. Their brother was spared. Why?
A continuing podcast with Diane Danzebrink and Sophie Claus. This week, part two of the series. On this podcast we talk about why this week has been a challenge for us both on our menopause journeys and why the #makemenopausematter campaign is so important.
Recently I sat down with consultant gynaecologist, menopause specialist and medico-legal expert Anne Henderson to talk NICE guidelines, duty of care, doctor/patient relationships, testosterone, osteoporosis and more. I hope you find it helpful.
“I am becoming increasingly concerned by the rapidly expanding menopause industry…. Sadly, desperate women will go to desperate measures to relieve their menopause symptoms and as is so often the case this presents an ideal opportunity for those seeking to exploit the situation.”
I joined Nana Akua at BBC 3 Counties to discuss menopause relationships and sex. The wonderful Sam Evans, Jane Lewis, Sophie Claus and Dr Nighat Arif all contributed to what I hope turned out to be a really interesting and informative discussion. You can listen here ⬇️ from 1.05!