My Menopause Blog: Media Release
Guelph, Ontario Canada (PRWEB) May 10, 2006 -- When the Women’s Health Initiative Study of Hormone Replacement Therapy was halted on July 9th, 2002 after discovering that risks greatly outweighed the benefits, the more than 6 million women taking the drug at the time were left without safe, alternative menopause relief.
Almost 4 years later, the news is still the same.
By 2026, it is estimated that women over the age of 50 will make up 22 per cent of the North American population and be entering some stage of menopause. Writer Sue Richards is one of those women.
Bothered by the lack of alternative information and support, Richards started researching menopause relief. Besides finding a plethora of suggestions, she also found a community of women who like herself did not want to medicate their menopause.
Buoyed by the interest, Richards decided to compile her knowledge in the form of a blog. My Menopause Blog was launched in early February becoming one of the only full-time menopause blogs in the blogosphere written by a menopausal woman.
Richards’ three-month blog experiment has proven one thing for sure. Support by way of her daily posts is a form of relief women love. To date, over 6000 readers have enjoyed My Menopause Blog. Unlike the HRT study, the reported side effects are not considered dangerous and include laughter, induced reflection and increased understanding.
With Mother’s Day looming on Sunday May 14th Richards is hoping to encourage computer savvy kids to introduce their hormonally challenged mothers to some safe, drug free on-line menopause support by way of.
Featuring simple to use post categories for easy information retrieval, Richards offers daily posts, recommends several book titles and links to other menopausal bloggers in her blogroll. Wired sons and daughters can help their menopausal mom navigate the blogosphere and pick up a few tips about menopause management at the same time.
According to Richards, that means everyone wins.
Richards concludes, "With 22% of the female population entering some stage of menopause, your mom may not be the only woman in your life who's flashing."
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