Couple in bed with low libido

Common Causes of Low Libido during Menopause

Many women going through menopause battle with sexual changes which may range from vaginal dryness and pain during sex to difficulty achieving an orgasm. But by far the most distressing symptom is the loss of sexual desire. Low libido can impact your sense of self as well as your relationship with your partner. Common Causes […]

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Do We Really Need More Testosterone for Women?

Last week Nick Panay, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) spokesman on menopause, suggested that more women experiencing low libido should be offered testosterone on the NHS. Speaking at the Royal College of GPs’ conference in Harrogate, he spoke of how testosterone not only improved sex drive, but energy, wellbeing, muscle strength and […]

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HRT and Me: Utrogestan vs Cyclogest Natural Progesterone

Do I kill myself or give in to the uge to kill others? That’s what it ultimately came down to when I weighed up the difference between taking Utrogestan or Cyclogest natural progesterone. A year ago I wrote a post HRT and Me: Progesterone Intolerance in which I described the problems I had been experiencing […]

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Here’s What I Know about Menopause…

Here’s what I know about menopause. It will find you. It will blast through your life with the force of a pressure washer leaving every vulnerable area exposed. With all the debris and grime washed away, cracks and damage will be visible in HD clarity as if you’re looking at your life through a zoom […]

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The NICE Menopause Guideline Does Not Go Far Enough

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued its first guideline on menopause last week. The guideline contains recommendations for doctors, nurses and hospital specialists working within the NHS on how to diagnose and manage the often debilitating symptoms that many women suffer during the menopause. The main thrust of the guideline, which […]

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The Menopause Cure: Hormonal Health by Jill D. Davey – Review

At the age of fifty, Jill Davey felt as if a personality change had occurred and her body was in ‘breakdown’ mode. She started getting frequent infections and by the time she was fifty-one she had gone off sex, was sad, tired, having night sweats and felt unable to cope. Realising she was going through […]

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Testosterone Implants are Available in the UK

Testosterone and oestradiol implants are once again available in the UK. According to a press release issued on 23 September 2015 by the British Menopause Society (BMS), Testosterone 100 mg Implants are now available from Smartway Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SP Ltd) in the UK. This will be welcome news to the many women who relied on […]

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HRT and Me: Fibroids, Polyps and Adenomyosis

This week I’ve mostly been thinking about my uterus. Apparently, a transvaginal ultrasound will do that to a woman. Up until this point I have to admit to a lifetime of thinking about other body parts; I fret about my liver, worry about my heart, and am acutely aware of my digestive tract, but I’ve never […]

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