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So this blog has taken a little longer than I had hoped, but now Christmas has been and gone and we have moved house, I can finally sit down and write up our successful Menopause talk.
Thank you to the 26 women who came and had a giggle at the little and large show, helping Imelda and I to raise over £175 to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. As promised, we have summed up the talk into 'take home pointers' so those who missed it can hopefully learn something new, and for those of you who came we have given the top tips and strategies that we covered - enjoy.
Firstly, how do you know you have had your menopause - simply put, it is 12 months without a period, which happens at the average age of 51 but bear in mind that 1 in 100 reach this point before they are 40. As many of you will have either heard or know, menopause can bring along some not so pleasant symptoms, in fact 70% of women will have menopause symptoms. These vary from: