Tag: menopause symptoms

  • Do menopause symptoms stop once you’ve gone though menopause

    Do menopause symptoms stop once you’ve gone though menopause

    Do your menopause symptoms really fade away a few years after your periods stop?    There’s a perception that menopause symptoms fade away within several years of your periods stopping and post-menopausal life goes blissfully on, but a growing body of research is challenging that. We know that vasomotor symptoms (VMS) usually start in perimenopause…

  • Over 55’s survey snapshot 1

    Over 55’s survey snapshot 1

    If you think menopause symptoms stop after 55, think again! Here’s a snapshot of the first results of the reproductive health and menopause survey for those age 55 or over.   Once you’ve ‘gone through” menopause there seems to be a persistent perception that menopause symptoms fade away in the first few years after your…

  • Menopause symptom check list

    Menopause symptom check list

    Your downloadable Menopause Symptoms Check List! If you’re planning on speaking to your GP about starting HRT or other treatment options to help manage your perimenopause or post menopause symptoms, print and fill in this symptom checker. It will help you workout how your symptoms are affecting you and it will save time in your…

  • make the most of your menopause appointment

    make the most of your menopause appointment

    How to make the most of your GP appointment if you want to discuss menopause?   You’ve only got ten minutes, so how do you make the most of it if you want to talk to your doctor about menopause? This is a question that’s kept Dr Carys Sonnenberg awake for many nights  – tossing…

  • Menopause and Mental Health – The Forgotten Symptoms

    Menopause and Mental Health – The Forgotten Symptoms

    Menopause’s hidden symptoms – anxiety, depression, brain fog and a low sex drive affect more women than hot flushes. When you think of menopause symptoms the first things that usually come to mind are red-faced women, drenched in sweat as they suffer yet another hot flush or night sweat, but a recent survey shows that…

  • Rebranding HRT-is it time we changed the way we think about it?

    Rebranding HRT-is it time we changed the way we think about it?

    Is it time we changed the way we think about HRT? Some doctors argue menopause needs a rebranding so we no longer think of HRT as the treatment of last resort. Many women talk about HRT in terms of  ‘struggling on,’ ‘braving it out’ and ‘not succumbing’ by taking it because it’s ‘not natural’ –…

  • Could it be menopause: take the quiz and find out

    Could it be menopause: take the quiz and find out

    Could it be menopause? Take the quiz to find out – and see what your treatment options are.   It’s not just all hot sweats and mood swings when it comes to menopause. Changes in body odour, brittle nails and dry eyes can also be signs that your oestrogen levels are in decline. Getting the…

  • The Impact of Menopause at Work

    The Impact of Menopause at Work

    Is Menopause affecting your ability to work? If so, you’re not alone. For the first time the impact has been quantified & the results don’t paint a pretty picture. It probably won’t come as a huge surprise to many women, but Menopause and work don’t mix well. According to a survey of more than 1100…

  • How much do men know about menopause

    How much do men know about menopause

    How much do men know about menopause? Not much, a new study reveals.   What do shoplifting and craziness have in common? They’re symptoms of menopause, according to some men who took part in a study to find out just  how much men know about the topic. The study found that in general men were…

  • Dr Shahzadi Harper – a midlife journey

    Dr Shahzadi Harper – a midlife journey

    Dr Shahzadi Harper explain why menopause and midlife is not ‘the end’, but a new beginning. I run the Harper Clinic in London, working as a menopause doctor. The Harper Clinic takes a holistic approach to menopause and the well being of women – it enables me to fulfil my passion for promoting positivity for…

  • HRT Studies and Safety Issues Explained

    HRT Studies and Safety Issues Explained

     Health experts label HRT risk study reporting ‘Irresponsible’. But, should we still be worried?   It seems that every month or so a new study emerges that looks at the risks posed by HRT. It gets reported in the media and women are once again plunged into confusion about whether they should start or continue…

  • Oils, lubes and your dry vagina: what really helps?

    Oils, lubes and your dry vagina: what really helps?

    It might be ‘natural’ but should you use cooking oils to soothe your dry vagina? Women’s Health GP, Dr Shahzadi Harper finds out.   These days there is a plethora of internet sites targeting menopausal women offering a variety of ‘natural’ solutions for the symptoms of menopause – and one of the most prevalent of…

  • HRT: The Risks Explained

    HRT: The Risks Explained

    Confused about HRT? Professor Isaac Manyonda talks you through the risks and benefits.   What do you think the biggest killer of women in England is today? You might think it’s heart disease or cancer but it is, in fact, dementia. It’s not surprising since we’re living longer, but does that mean we need to…

  • menopause symptom relief: what can help?

    menopause symptom relief: what can help?

    80% of women will experience menopause symptoms. Dr Unnati Desai discusses some of the treatment options.   It’s stories like these that make you realise menopause symptoms can make life a living hell for some women. This is the story of Jane Lewis, the author of Me and My Menopausal Vagina: “Hello, I’m Jane and I’m 52…