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Our First Menopause Cafe

Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 transcript.

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Welcome to another episode of Radio Menopause. Today, we're buzzing with excitement as we discuss our first Menopause Cafe, which we held in the events room of our skin clinic studio.

Picture our studio, filled with people from all walks of life sipping tea and coffee (maybe eating the odd biscuit!) and sharing stories about their menopause journey. The atmosphere was filled with unity and understanding among the people present. And the topics we explored? They ranged far and wide, reflecting our participants' diverse experiences and concerns.

Towards the end of the event, we asked people to fill out an anonymous feedback form. One section asked for suggestions on topics we could focus on when inviting experts for question-and-answer sessions.

Topics suggested were Hormone Replacement Therapy. How does one navigate the decision to choose it? What are the options available? And when, if ever, is it time to stop HRT? Obviously, it's a hot topic.

Other discussion suggestions included natural remedies and supplements to alleviate symptoms. The group wanted to know more about the physical toll menopause can take on our bodies, including muscle aches, skin changes, and hair woes.

Of course, menopause isn't just a solo journey. It resonates through our relationships, impacting our families and partners in unexpected ways. How we navigate these shifting dynamics was mentioned as a popular topic to focus on for future discussions.

People were also curious about mindfulness and meditation and how they could help with hot flushes and mood swings.

Several times, people commented that they felt validated and relieved they were not alone with their symptoms.

It is clear that our Menopause Cafe events will inspire our regular podcasts, where we can share what people really want to talk about.

If you want to join a Menopause Cafe near you, please see the link in the description.


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