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Posts Tagged ‘menopausal symptoms’

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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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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Hair loss during menopause

Hair loss at any stage of life can have a serious affect on a woman’s self esteem, but during the emotional and physical upheaval of menopause it can be particularly hard to deal with. Although hair loss is generally thought of as a condition that afflicts men, nearly all women notice some degree of change to the thickness of their … 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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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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The Rise of Herbal Remedies in the West

Eastern herbal medicine has been effectively used by Asian health practitioners for thousands of years. The logic behind herbal remedies is that the body should maintain an equilibrium in order to maintain health, and that illness occurs when there is an imbalance within a person’s body. Modern supporters of herbal remedies assert that such treatments are far more effective than … 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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