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Posts Tagged ‘HRT’

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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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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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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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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Natural alternatives to HRT

Using herbal supplements as a method of treating various medical ailments dates back many centuries. Since the beginning of recorded history, much evidence exists showing how humans and plants have shared a close relationship through botany and medicine. Ancient texts, such as “The Great Herbs of China” (around 3,000 B.C.), and lists by Ebers Papyrus (1500 B.C.) all list extensively, … Continue reading

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Menopause Advice for Him

Amongst the many letters and emails we receive, asking about advice for menstrual problems and period pains, we occasionally come across letters from women who are concerned that their husbands do not know how to cope with both the physical and mental changes occurring. I have decided to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) today in order to … Continue reading

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