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How Smoking Affects Menopause Symptoms
You probably know by now that smoking is not good for your health, so in this article we’re going to cover what the research tells us about the links between menopause and smoking, and share with you some tips if you are looking to quit.
Drinking Alcohol and its effects on Menopause
here are several benefits to reducing your alcohol consumption, and especially during menopause, where hormonal changes can cause symptoms.
Adding Exercise to your Life during Menopause
In this article we will cover the benefits of exercise, how exercise can help you manage your menopause, and give you some tips on getting started.
Managing Symptoms: Heart Palpitations
Heart palpitations are when your heart feels like it is fluttering or pounding much faster than usual. This can be a menopause symptom and is commonly associated with hot flushes, which can happen at the same time.
Managing Symptoms: Brittle Hair and Nails
In this article we will explain what are the menopause symptoms related to hair and nails, as well as going over some tips for managing these symptoms.
Managing Symptoms: Sex-related Symptoms
Though it can be uncomfortable to talk about, menopause often affects women’s sex life. Common symptoms of menopause include vaginal dryness, itchiness, burning or incontinence during sex.
Managing Symptoms: Brain Fog and Reduced Concentration
Brain fog, forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating are common menopause symptoms. We explain what causes menopause brain fog and how to manage it.
Managing Symptoms: Anxiety and Mood Changes
Menopause is related to anxiety, low mood and mood swings. There are things you can do to manage your menopause anxiety to help reduce it.
Why the Gender Gap in Clinical Research Matters
Medical studies and clinical trials focused on men, we are exploring why that is.
Cortisol: Understanding the Stress Hormone
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone and it can play a role in your menopause experience.
How to keep your Bones Healthy During Menopause
Our bones hold us up and their health is important to our general health, but we usually don't think about them much until one of them breaks. Here we cover some tips on how to prevent osteoporosis and keep your bones healthy during menopause and beyond.
Menopause in Different Cultures: Talking to an Anthropologist
We spoke to menopause anthropologist Megan Arnot, who told us about her research on the experiences of menopause in China.
Thyroid Hormone - Get to know your hormones
An explanation on thyroid hormone and its role in the body, as well as how it can change during menopause.
Understanding the types of urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is defined as the loss of bladder control. It is more common than you might think, with around 50% of women in midlife experiencing some form of associated symptoms. Here we explain the types of incontinence.
Understanding the Urinary Symptoms of Menopause
We have come a long way in recent years in understanding just how many physiological changes are related to the menopause. Of these changes, perhaps the most personal, and unreported symptoms relate to the genital and urinary tract.
Menopause Stories: Kirstie
Kirstie shares her story of early perimenopause and being a woman in business while having menopause symptoms.
A Look at the History of Menopause
Was menopause always thought of as menopause? What did people in past centuries and millennia make of menopausal symptoms?
Hormone Replacement Therapy Regimens Explained by Experts
There are many different types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and it can be confusing when there are lots of terms floating around. Here we clarify what is local HRT, systemic HRT as well as the role of the Mirena coil in HRT.
The Basics of Hormone Replacement Therapy Explained
During menopause, women experience a decline in hormone levels and Menopausal symptoms are caused by this decline.
Menopause & Activism in the Last Two Centuries
A brief look at how activists have been thinking and talking and writing about menopause for the last two centuries.
Oestrogen and Progesterone - Get to know your hormones
Oestrogen and progesterone are known as sex hormones because they are essential for women's reproductive function. But don't be fooled by the name, these hormones are important for more than just reproduction, essential for many activities in the brain and body and it's important to pay attention to them during menopause.
Testosterone - Get to know your Hormones
Testosterone is often mistakenly associated with men –but it’s just as important in women!
An introduction to hormones and menopause
Hormones are the chemical signalers in the body, they regulate everything from diet to sleep and exercise. This series explains the role of each one.
Diet and Nutrition during Menopause
What and how you eat during menopause can have a significant impact on what your health, energy levels and symptoms. Here we cover the role of paying attention to the glycaemic index of foods as well as the role of phytoestrogens in food.
Menopause and Contraception
Depending on your age and how long it has been since your last menstrual period, it is still recommended you take contraceptives. Any contraception should be continued for at least two years after menopause (your last period) if you are under 50, or for at least one year if you are older than 50.
Managing Symptoms: Headaches and Migraines
Headaches commonly occur during menopause - affecting up to 60% of women in some surveys - and none more severe than migraines. Migraines affect more than a quarter of peri-menopausal aged women, some of whom will have suffered from migraines before menopause, while others will get these headaches for the first time.
Managing Weight Gain during Menopause
Menopause is a time when many women notice changes to their weight. What you eat during menopause can have a big impact on your health, energy levels and symptoms.
Menopause Treatment Options Explained
With so many treatments available, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the options and resigning to try a little bit of everything. Here we explain lifestyle changes, medical treatments and over the counter treatments for managing your menopause.
Managing Symptoms: Joint Aches and Pains
Joint aches and pains come up a lot in conversations about menopause, as they should! They affect over half of women! Unfortunately, those conversations often include the statement: ‘no one told me aching joints could be caused by menopause, not even my GP.’
Managing Symptoms: Hot Flushes, Cold Flushes & Night Sweats
Hot flushes and cold flushes may sound like opposites, but they are both menopause symptoms. They are known as vasomotor symptoms and both are caused by a change in our body's internal temperature regulation. Night sweats are another name for hot flushes that occur during the night.
Pre/peri/post Menopause: What do these terms mean?
Terminology around menopause is confusing, which is why we have written this article to bring some clarity. We will explain the difference between pre menopause, perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.
Common Menopause Symptoms Explained by Experts
Some women may have no symptoms around menopause, but research suggests over 80% of women do experience one symptom or another. Here we cover the most common menopause symptoms.
6 Tips to get the most from your GP appointment
We know that short GP appointments can mean having a long wait and then a frustrating experience. That's why we wrote this post, to give you tips when booking a GP appointment so you can get the most out of it.