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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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How to beat PMS naturally

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects approximately 90% of menstruating women. For most women, the symptoms are just a mild advance warning that their period is approaching, but for some, PMS can be severe and even debilitating. Symptoms There are over 100 recognised physical and psychological symptoms with a possible link to PMS, but thankfully, most women suffer only a handful of … 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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Female night sweats

Referred to medically as nocturnal Hyperhidrosis, night sweats are just what they sound like: episodes of excessive sweating during nighttime hours. While it is normal and healthy for everyone to sweat a small amount on warm summer nights, true night sweats are not caused by hot weather, an over-heated bedroom or too many bedclothes; they can have a severe affect … 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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Don’t Let the Menopause Halt Your Sex Life

The decline of a woman’s sex drive during menopause is considered by many sufferers to be a normal symptom. This can promote intense feelings of sadness, frustration and guilt; all emotions that heighten existing libido problems. While some of the physical changes that occur during menopause can attribute to the loss of sex drive, many of the real problems are … Continue reading

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Hormone Disruptors and Irregular Periods

Recent scientific studies have shown that certain synthetic chemicals and materials can act as hormone disruptors, thus potentially adding to the symptoms associated with the menopause and causing irregularities with the monthly reproduction cycle of many women. One of the synthetic materials, found in almost every home, is plastic. Plastics emit chemicals which are not natural for our body, and … Continue reading

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The Rise of Herbal Remedies in the West

Eastern herbal medicine has been effectively used by Asian health practitioners for thousands of years. The logic behind herbal remedies is that the body should maintain an equilibrium in order to maintain health, and that illness occurs when there is an imbalance within a person’s body. Modern supporters of herbal remedies assert that such treatments are far more effective than … Continue reading

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Top 5 Symptoms of Menopause and how to relieve them!

This week I would like to take the time to review the 5 most common menopause symptoms, and how they can best be relieved. Many of the solutions we will cover today offer excellent short-term relief, and will hopefully allow you to cope with even the most difficult of days. 1) Fatigue – The modern women already has what seems … Continue reading

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