Women with Parkinson's and Menopause
Women with Parkinson's Disease and their Menopause Experience
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire on your experience of the menopause. We plan to use the information to work in partnership with Parkinson’s disease nurses, doctors and neurologists to produce guidelines for people experiencing the symptoms of the menopause and Parkinson’s disease. This survey is being disseminated in partnership with Dr Eva Bunting (Neurologist) and Jane Bryant (Parkinson’s disease specialist nurse) of the Princess Royal Hospital, University Hospitals Sussex, UK and The Women's Parkinson's Project (www.womenspdproject.com) and My Moves Matter (mymovesmatter.com). For the purpose of this survey we are using the following definitions:
Peri-menopause: When hormone levels start to change, but before your periods have stopped. Usually this occurs between the ages of 45-60. During this time menstrual periods become less regular and a range of symptoms can occur due to hormonal changes.
Menopause: Once you have not had a period for 12 months, you have reached the menopause. It can take time for our bodies to adapt to these changes and symptoms due to hormonal changes may persist.