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Understanding the menopause

When you or your partner is going through the menopause, it can be a stressful time for you both. Knowing what to expect or how to support a loved one through this stage of life, can really help you to have a better experience of managing it.

You can download October’s Your Wellbeing issue to learn more about the menopause.

If you’re a manager, you can also download October’s Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

We have a wealth of information that focuses on women’s health, including topics on hormone-replacement therapy, hysterectomy and menorrhagia (heavy periods). Browse below for more information and support on women-specific health conditions.

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to ease the symptoms of the menopause. It tops up, or replaces, low levels of the hormone oestrogen. Sometimes you’ll need to take progesterone too.


What is the perimenopause?

Bupa GP, Dr Samantha Wild, explains about what the perimenopause is, ways to cope with it and how to look after your body as it changes.

Women’s health

Urinary incontinence in women

Urinary incontinence is common in women, particularly as you get older. If you’re leaking urine and it’s upsetting you or affecting your day-to-day life, you should see your GP. Many women don’t ask for help and put up with it, but there’s lots of help available and it can often be treated.


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