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Archive for 2011

Alternatives to Kegel exercises

Strong, healthy vaginal muscles are essential for women of all ages. Like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles need tone and vitality to stay strong and healthy. And, just like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles lose this tone and vitality if not cared for properly. If left untreated, weakened vaginal muscles make women … Continue reading

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Menopause Advice for Him

Amongst the many letters and emails we receive, asking about advice for menstrual problems and period pains, we occasionally come across letters from women who are concerned that their husbands do not know how to cope with both the physical and mental changes occurring. I have decided to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) today in order to … Continue reading

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The Menopause and Your Career

In terms of career development and progression, many women may find they are only just achieving their set goals as they reach their 40′s and 50′s. Unfortunately, this is also the general time period where many women start to experience the negative side effects of the menopause. These symptoms can include memory issues, sleep deprivation, hot flushes, mood swings and … Continue reading

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Beauty Tips – Part 2

The menopause represents a period of change for women, and in turn offers an excellent opportunity for women to take stock of their current hair and make-up practices. Many women are reluctant to change their products, even if they have been using them for 30 years, but it is important to remember that nothing can make a women look older … Continue reading

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Period Pains, Your Doctor and You

Period pains are an affliction usually suffered mainly by younger women, although certainly not exclusively, as many older women also suffer from period cramps as well. Usually starting in the early teens, periods are rarely painful to begin with, but can quickly become more prominent once a female enters her late teens. The presence of ovulation, when an egg is … Continue reading

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How to regain your figure after pregnancy

The average woman gains around 25-35 pounds during her pregnancy. This extra weight is essential for a healthy mother and baby, but many women struggle to get back into shape for months, and even years after the birth. While the health of you and your new baby should always remain the central focus, there are a number of highly effective … Continue reading

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My periods have stopped

Lack of menstruation is referred to medically as Amenorrhea and has a number of causes and potential health implications. By far the most common cause for missed periods is pregnancy. However, sometimes the regular cycle of ovulation has an unexplained blip and stops for a month, before returning to normal fairly quickly for no real reason. Significant weight loss is … Continue reading

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How to flatten stomach after childbirth

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting and happy time but it can cause unwanted physical changes and extra weight that is difficult to shift. Undoubtedly the body part that the majority of women feel most self-conscious about after childbirth is the stomach. Pregnancy causes the muscles in this area to soften and stretch to accommodate the growing … Continue reading

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Yoga and the Menopause

The Menopause is widely accepted as one of the most physically challenging and emotionally draining stages of a woman’s life. Symptoms such as anxiety, mood swings, hot flashes and feeling helpless and overwhelmed, all combine to make life very difficult for women experiencing the menopause. While the menopause is considered a natural biological process, there exist many different methods in … Continue reading

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Childbirth and Sex

After the amazing experience of childbirth, many women simply accept that their vagina will never be able to regain the strength and tightness of before. To counter this potential issue, many women actually forgo a natural childbirth, instead favouring a risky caesarean birth. This line of thinking can actually have the opposite effect, with many women finding the pain and … Continue reading

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Menstrual Cramps – Causes and Remedies

All females, without exception, experience menstrual cramps at some point. Known medically as “dysmenorrhea”, menstrual cramps have many uncomfortable symptoms such as throbbing pains in the lower area of the stomach. Usually occurring just before and during a woman’s period, these menstrual cramps can often be unbearable and debilitating. During your period, the uterus will contract in size in order … Continue reading

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