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Posts Tagged ‘vaginal dryness’

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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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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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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How Can I Keep My Vagina Fresh?

Because it is such an embarrassing and sensitive topic for many women, the question ‘ How Can I Keep My Vagina Fresh?’ is often avoided at all costs, with many women not having the confidence to approach their doctors with this surprisingly common problem. Vaginal odour is natural, with each women having their own unique scent. This only becomes an … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Menopause Halt Your Sex Life

The decline of a woman’s sex drive during menopause is considered by many sufferers to be a normal symptom. This can promote intense feelings of sadness, frustration and guilt; all emotions that heighten existing libido problems. While some of the physical changes that occur during menopause can attribute to the loss of sex drive, many of the real problems are … 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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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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