The menopause can feel like a lonely journey at times. Although you may have friends and family that can support you, sometimes what’s needed is a safe space online where you can share your experience with women going through the same situation as you. With people who truly understand what you’re going through. This is… Continue reading Can An Online Menopause Support Group Help?
Why do hot flushes occur? Hot flushes during the menopause are caused by changes in hormonal levels. It’s thought that decreased oestrogen levels cause the body’s thermostat (hypothalamus) to become more sensitive to slight changes in body temperature. Basically the hypothalamus thinks your body is too warm, so it sweeps into action with a hot… Continue reading Why menopause causes hot flushes
How hard is it to lose weight during the menopause? Your diet may not have changed but as you hit the menopause you may find that your body has. Weight gain is another unwanted side effect of the menopause and it’s all the fault of those pesky hormones. Even if you’re not noticeably heavier you… Continue reading How hard is it to lose weight during the menopause?
If menopause was a journey it would start at an unmarked departure point, include some very odd diversions, maybe go off the rails and arrive anytime within the next ten years, that’s the reality. But here we try to give you a roadmap to help you navigate this sometimes rocky road. The menopause starts… Continue reading What age does the menopause start?
What is a menopause support group? The menopause is one of those topics that are still difficult for women to talk about, especially to friends and relatives who aren’t experiencing it. It’s not exactly taboo, but most of us are reluctant to discuss our hot flushes and depression and that can leave us feeling isolated… Continue reading Why Join A Menopause Support Group?
So you’ve unleashed an emotional roller coaster over (probably) something quite trivial your partner has done and you know deep down that you’re overreacting but you just can’t help it. Or maybe you feel ‘needy’ and want constant reassurance that you are loved, or perhaps you are thoroughly depressed and just want to be left… Continue reading How menopause affects relationships
The Wisdoms Of The Menopausal Godmother Emma Guy, aka, The Menopausal Godmother has a story to tell. It’s one of life changing circumstances and how positivity and a little help from friends can support women of all ages through the menopause. Emma will give you a different perspective on how to thrive as she has… Continue reading The Wisdoms Of The Menopausal Godmother
Feel too young to be going through the menopause? You probably are but if you’re waking up in a sweat at night, having trouble sleeping and your periods are all over the place, the chances are you’re experiencing the perimenopause. Peri, which means around or near (it’s Greek you know) describes the months or years… Continue reading What Is Perimenopause?
Change of life I used to work in a culture dismissive of women in menopause and their symptoms… I admit that I too I felt they were weak, whinging women, bored by the topic, felt they were basket cases, not strong enough to get on with things, no fibre or courage, I had no way… Continue reading Navigating a menopausal shit storm
Hot Flushes Hot flushes are one of the most common and well-known symptoms of the Menopause. Most women will experience them at some point during the Menopause. Some women may only experience a few, mild hot flushes, while others can experience them frequently, even so much as multiple times a day. In this case, hot… Continue reading Treating Hot Flushes: Acupuncture