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Exercise During The Menopause

When a woman is approaching the menopause, it can be easy for her to let feelings of depression and anxiety become overwhelming. These negative feelings can cause women to perhaps abandon and lose motivation for fitness regimes and dietary changes. This, however, is one of the sure fire ways to exacerbate those unpleasant menopause symptoms. Along with a natural menopause … 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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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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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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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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Yoga and the Menopause

The Menopause is widely accepted as one of the most physically challenging and emotionally draining stages of a woman’s life. Symptoms such as anxiety, mood swings, hot flashes and feeling helpless and overwhelmed, all combine to make life very difficult for women experiencing the menopause. While the menopause is considered a natural biological process, there exist many different methods in … Continue reading

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Menstrual Cramps – Causes and Remedies

All females, without exception, experience menstrual cramps at some point. Known medically as “dysmenorrhea”, menstrual cramps have many uncomfortable symptoms such as throbbing pains in the lower area of the stomach. Usually occurring just before and during a woman’s period, these menstrual cramps can often be unbearable and debilitating. During your period, the uterus will contract in size in order … Continue reading

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