The beginning of a new year often inspires us to make resolutions, and one of the most common goals is improving health and fitness. Midlife and menopause is an important time to look at our health, as key shifts start to occur in our metabolic and cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, the vast amount of information available […]
Menopause is the time that marks the end of your menstrual cycles. It’s diagnosed after you’ve gone 12 months without a menstrual period. The average age for Menopause in the UK is 51, so many women will start to experience perimenopausal symptoms around 47. Menopause is a natural biological process. But the physical symptoms, such
Not all women experience the same menopausal symptoms like hot flushes. Some women have no symptoms at all while others experience mild to moderate symptoms and a few have symptoms so severe that they significantly interfere with daily life. If you have menopause after surgery or menopause after chemotherapy, you may experience more severe symptoms.
Society has a polarised view of menopause treatment, you are either in the ‘HRT’ camp or the ‘natural’ camp. Those who are looking for natural solutions are often vehemently against HRT. And there are some in the HRT camp looking for a quick fix for their symptoms and pay little heed to changing their lifestyle.
In my clinic last week a 47 year patient came in clutching a large handbag, and poured onto my desk what looked like a pharmacy of supplements. She wasn’t sure quite what they did and hadn’t noticed any real benefits, but she was very aware she was spending a small fortune on them. She was
With menopause care being hit and miss depending on the training your GP or gynaecologist has had, arming yourself with information has never been so important. Here are a few important points you need to know to challenge the misconceptions in menopause care. If your 45 or over you don’t need blood tests. Blood results
by Sabrina Zeif Menopause can be a time of hormonal upheaval, which brings physical, emotional and psychological changes. For many women, the accompanying perimenopause and menopause symptoms can creep up on them over the years. Yep, that was definitely me. Current research shows that many women enter midlife and menopause nutritionally deficient. You may think
Tips to improve sex in midlife Here are a few tips for enjoying better sex in midlife: Lubricate: After menopause, it’s common to experience discomfort during sex due to vaginal dryness. Lubricants can help moisten the vagina during sex. If that doesn’t work a vaginal moisturizer may be in order. My go-to vaginal moisturisers are