The menopause: A change is coming

Not so long ago, women experiencing menopause could be misdiagnosed as having a mental health issue, such as anxiety or depression. Today, we’re becoming clearer on the life-altering effects of the ‘change’. But do we have some distance left to run?

19th April, 2020
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Patients can still be wary of opting for hormonal treatment for menopause. Picture: Getty

What are the essentials for women going through the menopause? It might be as simple as a glass of water as they deal with yet another hot flush, or perhaps it might be hormonal medication prescribed by their GP.

Stephanie Regan, clinical psychotherapist and relationships expert, has another suggestion: lube.

“Do not underestimate the efficiency and efficacy of lubricant,” says Regan. “It seems simple, but it has to be said. It is one of the biggest problems...

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