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Posts Tagged ‘symptoms’

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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