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Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

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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Lifestyle Changes for the Menopause

When a woman is approaching the menopause, she will begin to evaluate many aspects of her life. While the menopause is not an illness that needs treatment, it does bring with it many unpleasant symptoms that can have a negative impact upon the lives of the women it affects. Although it is completely natural for women to review their commitments, … 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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Don’t Lose Sleep Over Insomnia

One of the most life altering symptoms experienced by premenopausal and menopausal women is the associated insomnia that occurs. This insomnia can manifest in a few different ways such as difficulty in initially falling asleep or waking up several times during the night. Whilst many dismiss insomnia as not being very serious, the long term implications for sufferers can be … 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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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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Insomnia and Menopause

Of all the unwelcome symptoms of menopause, sleep disturbance is perhaps the most frustrating. Just when you should be winding down to enjoy a more settled pace of life, menopause insomnia strikes, leaving you fatigued, irritable and unable to make the most of your middle years. Approximately 60% of women report sleeplessness during menopause, but it is not something you … Continue reading

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How to beat PMS naturally

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects approximately 90% of menstruating women. For most women, the symptoms are just a mild advance warning that their period is approaching, but for some, PMS can be severe and even debilitating. Symptoms There are over 100 recognised physical and psychological symptoms with a possible link to PMS, but thankfully, most women suffer only a handful of … 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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