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Archive for the ‘Women Health’ Category

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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Stressed? Maybe that is the cause of your irregular periods!

When women experience irregular periods, they often overlook a key factor when trying to determine the cause – Stress! When a woman becomes stressed, it can cause her body to enter a catabolic state, which essentially means that the body is not restoring its chemicals in a balanced fashion, affecting hormone levels significantly. In addition to this, high levels of … 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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How to Achieve Firmer and Perkier Breasts

One of the most noticeable after effects of pregnancy, and even more so after breast feeding, are sagging breasts. Once a woman has finished breast feeding, and the milk has dried up, the breasts will have lost their natural shape and firmness. This can be a very depressing outcome for many women, who, in turn, lose their self confidence in … 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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Alternatives to Kegel exercises

Strong, healthy vaginal muscles are essential for women of all ages. Like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles need tone and vitality to stay strong and healthy. And, just like every other muscle in the body, the vaginal muscles lose this tone and vitality if not cared for properly. If left untreated, weakened vaginal muscles make women … Continue reading

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The Menopause and Your Career

In terms of career development and progression, many women may find they are only just achieving their set goals as they reach their 40′s and 50′s. Unfortunately, this is also the general time period where many women start to experience the negative side effects of the menopause. These symptoms can include memory issues, sleep deprivation, hot flushes, mood swings and … Continue reading

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Period Pains, Your Doctor and You

Period pains are an affliction usually suffered mainly by younger women, although certainly not exclusively, as many older women also suffer from period cramps as well. Usually starting in the early teens, periods are rarely painful to begin with, but can quickly become more prominent once a female enters her late teens. The presence of ovulation, when an egg is … Continue reading

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How to regain your figure after pregnancy

The average woman gains around 25-35 pounds during her pregnancy. This extra weight is essential for a healthy mother and baby, but many women struggle to get back into shape for months, and even years after the birth. While the health of you and your new baby should always remain the central focus, there are a number of highly effective … Continue reading

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My periods have stopped

Lack of menstruation is referred to medically as Amenorrhea and has a number of causes and potential health implications. By far the most common cause for missed periods is pregnancy. However, sometimes the regular cycle of ovulation has an unexplained blip and stops for a month, before returning to normal fairly quickly for no real reason. Significant weight loss is … Continue reading

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How to flatten stomach after childbirth

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting and happy time but it can cause unwanted physical changes and extra weight that is difficult to shift. Undoubtedly the body part that the majority of women feel most self-conscious about after childbirth is the stomach. Pregnancy causes the muscles in this area to soften and stretch to accommodate the growing … Continue reading

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