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Archive for the ‘Alternative Medicine’ Category

Natural Menopause Treatments – Which Ones Are Effective?

For all menopausal women out there looking for alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), finding an effective natural menopause treatment that works on a consistent basis can be an extremely frustrating and tiresome process. Whether you are suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, memory issues or mood swings, the main aim of this article is to provide you with … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Changes for the Menopause

When a woman is approaching the menopause, she will begin to evaluate many aspects of her life. While the menopause is not an illness that needs treatment, it does bring with it many unpleasant symptoms that can have a negative impact upon the lives of the women it affects. Although it is completely natural for women to review their commitments, … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Sleep Over Insomnia

One of the most life altering symptoms experienced by premenopausal and menopausal women is the associated insomnia that occurs. This insomnia can manifest in a few different ways such as difficulty in initially falling asleep or waking up several times during the night. Whilst many dismiss insomnia as not being very serious, the long term implications for sufferers can be … Continue reading

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Counter Premenstrual Syndrome Using Natural Herbal Remedies

For many women, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a miserable time of the month where they experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms such as irritability, depression, bloating, fatigue and severe cramping. While many of these symptoms are accepted as being unavoidable and a regular part of PMS, nothing could actually be further from the truth. The majority of PMS symptoms experienced … Continue reading

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A natural approach to irregular periods

Less regular periods are often one of the first symptoms women notice as they approach menopause. While some premenopausal women welcome this disruption to their monthly cycles, others, particularly women who suffer from painful, heavy periods can find this irregularity difficult to deal with. There are number of treatment options women can try to regulate their cycle in the years … Continue reading

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Hair loss during menopause

Hair loss at any stage of life can have a serious affect on a woman’s self esteem, but during the emotional and physical upheaval of menopause it can be particularly hard to deal with. Although hair loss is generally thought of as a condition that afflicts men, nearly all women notice some degree of change to the thickness of their … Continue reading

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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are one of the most widespread and maligned symptoms of woman experiencing the menopause. Hot flashes can best be described as a feeling of heat that spreads over the body, concentrating itself mostly in the head, neck and chest regions. These hot flashes can last anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes, and can often cause uncomfortable visible … Continue reading

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Insomnia and Menopause

Of all the unwelcome symptoms of menopause, sleep disturbance is perhaps the most frustrating. Just when you should be winding down to enjoy a more settled pace of life, menopause insomnia strikes, leaving you fatigued, irritable and unable to make the most of your middle years. Approximately 60% of women report sleeplessness during menopause, but it is not something you … Continue reading

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Sex and menopause

Most women continue to enjoy a happy and satisfying sex life in the years leading up to, during and after menopause, but a significant minority experience problems that prevent them from remaining as sexually active as they would like to be. A decrease in libido is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of ‘the change’, with between 20% and … Continue reading

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Natural Replacements for HRT

During the menopause, reproductive hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) are produced less, and as a result the menstrual cycle slows down and eventually ceases. It should be noted that the menopause is not a disease, but simply a natural progression of the female body as it advances in years. The aforementioned decline in the reproductive hormones is not sudden, but actually … Continue reading

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What is menopause?

Menopause is the name given to the stage in every woman’s life when her menstrual periods permanently stop and she is no longer able to fall pregnant. In Western women, the average age for menopause is 51 years, but it is not uncommon for women to begin experiencing menopausal symptoms far earlier, even as young as 30. The menopause is … Continue reading

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How Can I Keep My Vagina Fresh?

Because it is such an embarrassing and sensitive topic for many women, the question ‘ How Can I Keep My Vagina Fresh?’ is often avoided at all costs, with many women not having the confidence to approach their doctors with this surprisingly common problem. Vaginal odour is natural, with each women having their own unique scent. This only becomes an … Continue reading

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