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Archive for the ‘Home Remedies’ Category

Beautiful Hair Comes From The Inside

Several years ago, amidst the never-ending chaos of raising my children, I made the huge decision to cut my beautiful long hair short. In truth, that description of my hair’s former status is only half true, as although it was long, in no way could it be described as beautiful. With a pair of demanding children and a highly stressful … Continue reading

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Reducing The Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is an extremely serious disease that is behind only lung cancer in its prevalence amongst women. When it comes to beating cancer, or avoiding it completely, the more information you know, the better your chances of survival will be. Today we will look at how several lifestyle choices and decisions can minimize the risk of developing breast cancer. … Continue reading

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Premature Menopause – Causes and Treatments

For most women, the menopause will begin as they enter their late 40′s and early 50′s. In a number of young women, other health factors can in fact trigger the onset of the menopause, which can cause much anguish and distress for the sufferer and her family. Let us have a look at some of the main causes of premature … 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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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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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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Hot flushes: what works and what doesn’t

If you’ve ever had one, you’ll know the symptoms only too well. A hot flush or ‘hot flash’ is a sudden, intense feeling of heat that strikes without warning and rapidly spreads over the face and upper body. The sensation is often accompanied by uncontrollable sweating, a rapid heartbeat, nausea, dizziness and feelings of anxiety. Each flush can last up … Continue reading

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Yoga and Menopause

Fluctuating hormone levels during menopause can leave women feeling out of balance, both physically and emotionally. Hot flushes, muscle ache, disrupted sleep, anxiety, mood swings: menopausal women can often feel powerless and at the mercy of their own changing bodies. Women have traditionally turned to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for help, but the medication has been associated with a number … Continue reading

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The Vagina After Childbirth

During pregnancy, childbirth and post pregnancy, most woman are focussed on the wellbeing and development of their new baby. Eventually though, the time will come where most women will take time out to consider the after effects on their bodies that childbirth has produced. For many women, the catalyst that prompts this undertaking of their image can be caused by … Continue reading

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Period pain relief

Over 50% of women suffer from painful periods, and of these, around 15% report pain that is severe enough to disrupt their everyday activities and even force them to miss time off school or work. While painful menstrual cramps (referred to medically as dysmenorrhea) can affect pre-menopausal women at any stage of her life, severe period pain with no underlying … Continue reading

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