Walsh’s Pharmacy supports World Menopause Day 2017
This year World Menopause Day concentrates on perimenopausal bleeding, a widespread problem for many women during midlife. See below for more information.
What is Menopause?
The menopause is quite simply your body’s way of winding down your fertility.
When you were born your ovaries contained a stock pile of eggs. The arrival of puberty and menstruation marked the start of your fertile years when each month your ovaries select a number of eggs to undergo a maturation process and then the best (most matured and healthy) egg is released at ovulation. If no pregnancy occurs then a period begins and the cycle starts again.
Towards your mid to late 40s your pile of eggs starts to run low, your periods start to change, typically becoming less frequent, indicating your transition into the perimenopause. The perimenopause lasts as long as your egg stores last and eventually your ovaries completely shut down your cycle, your periods stop and you transition out of the peri-menopause into the menopause. Hormonal Changes occur during this period of transition, and into the menopause, including changes in your hair, skin, energy, sleep and hormones, and can continue for several months or years or vary from month to month; it can also be dependent on factors such as stress, sleep, exercise and your diet. Walsh’s Pharmacy supports World Menopause Day with dedicated products – some on sale – and training for Staff members to help our customers choose a natural alternative, if they wish, to help with their symptoms.
Menomin, a new product from Cleanmarine, has a best new product award from the IPN, and has been formulated specifically for peri-menopausal and menopausal women. Menomin is a natural product containing both Vitamin B2 and biotin that contribute to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes which line the vagina and other parts of the body including the mouth to help with hormonal changes. While Omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, from krill oil and vitamin B1 contribute to the normal function of the heart.
Similarly bone health is very important as we get older and especially as we approach the menopause. Cleanmarine MenoMin contains Vitamin D3 which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones as well as the absorption and utilisation of calcium from the diet.
World Menopause Day is a campaign to raise awareness of midlife women’s health and this year concentrates on perimenopausal bleeding, a widespread problem for many women during midlife.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common complaints presented in a gynecologist’s office or primary-care setting. The wider availability of diagnostic tools has allowed prompt diagnosis and treatment of an increasing number of menstrual disorders in an office setting. Once a proper diagnosis has been established, appropriate therapy may be embarked upon.
Professor Steven Goldstein, IMS Treasurer, and Professor Mary Ann Lumsden, IMS President, have reviewed the available literature and written a practical guide entitled ‘Abnormal uterine bleeding in perimenopause’. This focuses on background and etiology, investigations and diagnosis and, finally, treatment options available in the clinical setting. The review is available for download on the Taylor & Francis website and will be published in the hard copy of our peer-reviewed journal, Climacteric, in October 2017.
Walsh’s Pharmacy has Menomin in store now,
THE AIMS OF THE IMS ARE TO PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE, STUDY AND RESEARCH ON ALL ASPECTS OF AGING IN WOMEN; TO ORGANIZE, PREPARE, HOLD AND PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES ON MENOPAUSE AND CLIMACTERIC; AND TO ENCOURAGE THE INTERCHANGE OF RESEARCH PLANS AND EXPERIENCE BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.
The Society is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) based in the UK within the confines of the Charities Commission. It was created in 1978 in Jerusalem during the Menopause Congress. In addition to organizing congresses, symposia, and workshops, the IMS owns its own journal: Climacteric, the Journal of the International Menopause Society, published by Taylor & Francis. The IMS has two sub-organs: CAMS, the Council of Affiliated Menopause Societies, and the WSSM, the World School for the Study of the Menopause.