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Speak up about menopause symptoms

Report finds many women are reluctant to talk to their doctor about menopausal symptoms.

A survey by the British Menopause Society found that half of menopausal women hadn’t spoken their doctor about their symptoms and a third feel that menopause is something they just have to “put up with”.1

The survey also found that the average woman suffers seven symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia and mood swings.1

Dr David Richmond, president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said:

“For some women, menopausal symptoms can be extremely debilitating and dramatically impact upon their quality of life. This survey paints a concerning picture, given that many women are suffering from menopausal symptoms in silence – this should never be the case.”1

You can download the menopause symptom checklist to help with the discussion of menopausal symptoms.



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  1. British Menopause Society. Are women suffering in silence? New BMS survey puts spotlight on significant impact of menopause. Available at: https://thebms.org.uk/2016/05/women-suffering-silence-new-bms-survey-puts-spotlight-significant-impact-menopause/ (Accessed July 2017)

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