Yourwellness Magazine Shows How Work Can Impact Menopause

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Following the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2013 awards, Yourwellness Magazine felt compelled to praise the Menopause Exchange for its efforts to reduce the impact of menopause on women in the workplace.

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On August 28th, phys.org reported that the recipients of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2013 awards have been announced. The article, “The North American Menopause Society recognizes contributions to the field of menopause,” explained that the recipients were recognised for their exceptional contributions to menopause research, practice, and education; community service; and media. Barbara J. DePree, MD, NCMP, who was given the NAMS Menopause Practitioner of the Year Award, and James H. Pickar, MD, FACOG—Bulger, PA, who picked up the NAMS/Thomas B. Clarkson Outstanding Clinical and Basic Science Research Award, were just two of 51 experts honoured for their work. NAMS Executive Director Margery L.S. Gass, MD, NCMP, commented, “In honouring these outstanding recipients, the Society strongly confirms its role in encouraging and acknowledging quality care for women and its commitment to nurturing young careers in the field of women's health.” (http://phys.org/wire-news/139168423/the-north-american-menopause-society-recognizes-contributions-to.html)

This inspired Yourwellness Magazine to delve into menopause management in the workplace. Yourwellness Magazine noted the views of Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange, who said, “Stress at work can worsen some menopausal symptoms. This effect can be increased by having to make decisions about how to cope with the menopause and take extra time off work to consult a doctor. I present talks on the menopause to companies, organisations and groups of women, as well as videos and podcasts, with the aim of helping working women cope with the menopause. The Menopause Exchange can help employers with health and safety policies related to the menopause and offers corporate membership (including newsletters and fact sheets).” (http://www.menopause-exchange.co.uk)

Yourwellness Magazine explained that menopause can trigger a variety of symptoms including hot flushes, poor concentration, mood swings and frequent urination. Yourwellness Magazine noted that with women making up 45% of the over-50s in the workforce in the UK, it’s important that these symptoms can be managed effectively in the work environment. Therefore, Yourwellness Magazine hailed the Menopause Exchange for its efforts to lessen the impact of menopause symptoms on women in the workplace.
(http://www.yourwellness.com/2011/11/menopause-management-at-work/#sthash.ayyp8RZe.dpuf)

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