However you choose to manage your menopause symptoms, your lifestyle choices are going to be the cornerstone of any treatment plan you choose.
Many women do not need medical intervention to support them through menopause.
Maintaining general health, physical fitness, cardiovascular health and bone strength are important aspects of the care of women going through the menopause and in the postmenopausal phase of life.
The new InforMD Menopause Wellness Platform provides evidence-based, relatable information for women and their family and friends.
While we predominantly talk about women in relation to the menopause in this guidance, we also recognise and appreciate that it can impact trans and non-binary people who don’t identify as women in the same manner.
Short videos on all things menopause from our experts.
Dr Aoife Nic Shamhrain and Ciara McKenna present an overview on menopause.
Chartered physiotherapist, Clare Farrell, speaks about the of exercise and the pelvic floor in menopause
A series of videos from the Irish Heart Foundation on menopause. Includes lots of tips on healthy eating and minding your heart and mind.
Irish Heart Foundation video on the impact of reduced oestrogen on the heart and blood vessels.
Orna O'Brien, Registered Dietician, on 5 ways to build a healthier diet.
Orna O'Brien, Registered Dietician, on 5 foods to lower cholesterol.
2 minute breathing exercises from the Irish Heart Foundation: This technique is excellent for emotional calming. Practice this every day to get the best effect.
Sit in a comfortable position, both feet firmly on the ground. Close your eyes, place your left hand on your abdomen and your right hand on your chest.
Breathing normally, notice which hand moves as you breathe. Slowly count from one to four as you breathe in through your nose. Pause for four counts. Then open your mouth and mentally count from one to four as you breathe out through your mouth.
Handouts on all things menopause
Women' Health Concern Factsheet on: Exercise in Menopause
Women' Health Concern Factsheet on: Nutrition in Menopause
Women' Health Concern Factsheet on: Emotional Wellbeing in Menopause
The conversation around menopause is getting louder but there is still a lot of misinformation. Here are 10 myths about menopause and what you should really know from Dr Ciara McKenna.
The Irish College of General Practitioners has 5 short videos to give you some general information about Menopause, what it is, how it is diagnosed, and what to expect from its treatment.
Government of Ireland website on Menopause , information pages on menopause.
A range of detailed factsheets on menopausal symptoms and treatment options which can be printed directly from the Women’s Health Concern website or downloaded in PDF format.
Symptom score sheet.
Detailed information on each symptom of menopause, UK based site.
The Menopause Explained: a series of short videos from the British Menopause Society covering different aspects of the menopause.
An award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options.
Canadian website with information on menopause and how to talk to your GP about menopause.
Menopause self care factsheet.
Menopause for people in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Black Girls Guide To Surviving The Menopause.
Menopause easy read information.
Menopause signs and symptoms easy read information.
The Irish Heart Foundation: Menopause and your heart and Her Heart Matters Homepage.
Menopause, your heart and your diet from Orna O'Brien.
Top 10 Nutrition Tips for Menopause
Diabetes UK | Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator: www.diabetes.co.uk
Moving Medicine, being active through the menopause.
Exercises for bone health and osteoporosis.
Calcium calculator, calculate your daily calcium intake.
Breast Check Ireland, check the register.
Cervical check, when is my next cervical check screening smear due?
A suite of videos and patient leaflets from the Pelvic Floor Centre.
A suite of physiotherapy videos.
Your guide to urinary incontinence.
The Squeezy App - a multi-award winning app supporting people with their pelvic floor muscle exercise programmes.
Your guide to urinary incontinence and incontinence wear.
Your guide to pelvic floor exercise.
Your guide to constipation.
Your guide to painful sex.
Your guide to pelvic organ prolapse.
A booklet on pelvic organ prolapse.
A general guide for people with functional bowel problems.
Sexual Health for Trans and Non-Binary People.
Reading resources for the menopause