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?

Treating Hot Flushes: Acupuncture

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

What Are The 34 Symptoms of the Menopause

Yes 34 symptoms – and counting. The menopause isn’t a simple condition with a one size fits all solution. There are symptoms you may have heard about – hot flushes, irregular periods and mood swings but that tingly skin sensation and lapse of concentration you’re experiencing could also be caused by the hormonal changes you’re… Continue reading What Are The 34 Symptoms of the Menopause

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