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Archive for the ‘Hormone Replacement Therapy’ 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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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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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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The Lingering Symptoms of the Menopause

The intensity, regularity and duration of hot flashes and night sweats vary amongst women. Both of these symptoms are attributed to the menopause, a period of change that most commonly occurs in women in their late 40′s and early 50′s. A recent study, included in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, decided to focus on a group of … Continue reading

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The Menopause and Osteoporosis

Of all the potential symptoms of the menopause, osteoporosis is probably one of the most debilitating. Women with this condition suffer from weakened bones, which can cause sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis remains a difficulty condition to detect early, as usually the first warning signs come with actual breakages, by which point much of the potential damage has already been … 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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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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