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Hormones: Oestrogen and the Menopause

Menopause is a milestone in every woman's life that can bring tiredness, discomfort and poor concentration. But few workplaces even talk about this issue.

Menopause is a milestone in every woman's life that can bring tiredness, discomfort and poor concentration. And there are more older women in the workforce than ever before. Yet few workplaces even talk about the issue.

Manuela Saragosa speaks to one woman who quit her job because she was too afraid to tell her boss that her health issues were affecting her performance. She eventually opted for hormone replacement therapy, despite the widespread concerns about the risk of cancer and heart disease. But are these concerns justified?

Manuela also speaks to menopause counsellor Diane Danzebrink, endocrinologist Maralyn Druce, and medical researcher JoAnn Manson.

(Picture: Woman falling asleep in front of her computer; Credit: diane39/Getty Images)

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