Time for a Positive Change?

Woman’s Hour on Monday 13 December devoted a whole programme to the subject of the menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy.  This followed the enormous listener response the programme received to an item on the subject last week.
The presenter, Jane Garvey, was joined by guests Professor Mary Ann Lumsden from the British Menopause Society, Dr Wendy Denning and Dr Marilyn Glenville – a nutritionist with a special interest in natural solutions to menopause symptoms.  During the programme they discussed listeners’ experiences and questions and considered the benefits and risks of HRT.  It included advice on lifestyle, nutrition and food supplements.
This was a very informative programme for women who are experiencing symptoms and are weighing up the options for treatment.  You can listen to the programme at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wlbsv and the site also includes links to other useful information.
If you are considering a natural approach to menopause you may also be interested in recent research results on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for lessening the effect of hot flashes.  Published by Science Daily back in July the research reported how “cool” imagery lowers hot flashes.  You can view this research at www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100713215202.htm
Every woman’s experience of this phase of life is different so we all need to consider all of the options to find our own best way of dealing with it.