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Sex and menopause – are you talking about it?

Are you talking about sex to your doctor? If sex is painful or you’ve lost interest, they can help – but you may have to make the first move. You might have a great relationship with your doctor but you might be too embarrassed to talk about problems you’re having when it comes to sex – and, your doctor might be too. As we know, sex can become an issue around the time of menopause. Sheryl Kingsburg, a clinical psychologist in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Clinic at Cleveland Hospital in the US says lack of desire affects 1 in 10…

Premature menopause symptoms and management options

Premature menopause: What are the signs and the treatment options? Premature and early menopause can have a devastating effect on women and their families. Here, Gynaecologist Vikram Talaulikar from The Menopause Clinic London, talks us through the signs to look out for and the treatment options for symptom relief and fertility available to women.   Fact file: Menopause is the cessation of periods Premature menopause or Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) is menopause that occurs under the age of 40 and it affect 1-3% of women Early menopause is menopause that occurs under the age of 45 and it affects between…

Cancer treatments and menopause; are you getting the info you need?

System failure: women with cancer aren’t being told about the effect treatments can have on their sex lives   Having breast cancer is undoubtedly a lot to deal with, but the aftermath of can be hell as well. And it seems we are failing women miserably. Research carried out by the charity Breast Cancer Now shows that more than three-quarters of women with breast cancer are not being warned about the impact treatments could have on their sex lives – and that means they aren’t getting the advice they need that could help them. The survey of more than 1000…

Dr Shahzadi Harper

Dr Shahzadi Harper is a dynamic GP with an interest in optimising women’s health and wellbeing, especially during the difficult periods of hormonal changes such as perimenopause and menopause. Taking a holistic and positive approach to women’s wellbeing and the menopause, she works to empower women of all backgrounds and ethnicities by giving them the information they need to make informed choices on hormonal treatments for their optimal health and longevity – so they can continue to look and feel their best. She understands the symptoms and concerns that women face in these times as she herself is one of…

Menopause – What is GSM?

What is GSM and what can help?  This probably isn’t the best way to start a conversation, but do you have an itchy, dry vagina? Do you have more frequent urinary tract infections or thrush-like symptoms more often? Do you pee when you sneeze, laugh or jump? Or has sex become painful? If you’re heading toward menopause, or are menopausal, and you answer yes to any of these questions, there’s a chance you have what is now called GSM – or Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. The term has actually been around since 2014. Previously it was called either vulvovaginal atrophy…

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 years old. I live with my husband of 34 years, have three grown up daughters, a granddaughter, and two dogs: Bertie and Bonnie. I used to live a really active life but then something changed.  I’m not quite sure the exact moment when things went so…

Breast cancer and menopause: how can you manage the symptoms

How do you relieve menopause symptoms if you’ve had breast cancer & can’t take HRT? One in eight women in the UK develop breast cancer at some stage in their adult life. The diagnosis can be devastating, but just to add insult to injury it can also mean many women are either plunged into an early menopause because of the treatments or encouraged to go off their HRT because of the risk of a recurrence or new breast cancer. So, on top of having to deal with the cancer itself, there is a host of unwanted and unwelcome symptoms that they…

Home Harley Street Emporium

Harley Street Emporium is a website where you can find a doctor, find information on perimenopause and menopause, women’s health and skin care. We feature the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. Consumers can also book with some of the UK’s best menopause doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners. Harley Street Emporium features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and treatments. The site also features a glossary of ingredients telling consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns…