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Archive for the ‘Menopause’ Category

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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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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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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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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Women and Cholesterol

1 in every 3 women will develop heart disease in their lives, a condition caused primarily by high cholesterol. Being the number 1 killer of women in developed countries, heart disease remains an illness that every woman should be aware of….and how to avoid it. Cholesterol, produced in the liver from saturated fats, is actually an essential part of the … 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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Beauty Tips – Part 1

As a woman gets older, perhaps into her 40′s or 50′s, she will inevitably show some visible signs of aging. That doesn’t mean, however, that she should just give up and stop caring about her appearance. Today, we will look at some beauty tips that should help women to maintain their youthful appearance for much longer. The mistake that many … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Abnormal Menstrual Cycles

Many women believe that their period or menstrual cycle is abnormal, but often many women are not aware of what an abnormal symptom or condition actually is, and in turn, causing themselves extra worry and stress over the matter. Here are some of the genuine symptoms that occur when a woman is experiencing an abnormal period or menstrual cycle: a) … Continue reading

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