What is post menopause?

Has it been more than a full year since you’ve had a period? If that is the case you are now post menopause. Menopause is the point when you no longer have menstrual periods for at least 12 months. Post menopause is the stage after this. As a result you may find that you’ve got… Continue reading What is post menopause?

Menopause and Joint Pain

Achy arms, neck pain, swollen knees…surely these are things that happen to people of advanced years not me! You might cry. But joint pain, associated with aging is now recognised as one of the side effects of menopause and all those hormonal fluctuations that you’re experiencing. The medical profession is, even now, not a hundred… Continue reading Menopause and Joint Pain

Are menopausal symptoms hereditary?

Years ago the symptoms of menopause were something women had to endure in embarrassed silence but thankfully, things have changed. That really doesn’t have to be your own experience. In fact, with more women opening up about this stage in their life, the easier it is to talk about how to deal with the effects… Continue reading Are menopausal symptoms hereditary?

Why menopause causes hot flushes

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?

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?

What age does the menopause start?

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?

Why Join A Menopause Support Group?

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?

How menopause affects relationships

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

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

What Is Perimenopause?

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?

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