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Hypothyroidism and menopause can increase a woman's risk of heart disease

Hypothyroidism and High Cholesterol during Menopause

Declining oestrogen levels during menopause increase a woman’s risk of developing heart disease. But what most women don’t realise is that hypothyroidism also causes high cholesterol which can result in coronary heart disease. Menopause and the Risk of Heart Disease Have you had your cholesterol levels checked recently? If you’re a woman in your forties, […]

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You Know You’ve Hit Perimenopause When…

If you’re a woman in your mid to late forties chances are you’ve noticed a few changes recently. Not only in your body, but your mind too. Welcome to the Perimenopause The good news is you’re not going crazy and you’re definitely not alone. Declining oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels during the perimenopause years create […]

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hot flash havoc - a film about menopause

Hot Flash Havoc: A Film of Menopausal Proportions

At last! Everything you need to know about the menopause in a film that enlightens and entertains. Hot Flash Havoc Described as ‘the most provocative and revealing film ever made about menopause’, Hot Flash Havoc features stories of women going through the menopause and in-depth interviews with dozens of renowned women’s health experts. The Women’s […]

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HRT and Me: Using Google Calendar for HRT Reminders

Many women I’ve spoken with have been put off taking bio-identical HRT because of all the calendar checking that’s involved in juggling three separate HRT preparations. With synthetic HRT you often only have to take one combination pill a day which is a lot simpler. I have two magic words that solve that problem: Google […]

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HRT and Me: Using Testim Testosterone Gel as a Woman

I’ve received a comment on my post HRT and Me: The Battle for Testosterone from a reader asking how I’m getting on with my Testim testosterone gel and I realised it’s probably time for an update on my experience of using bio-identical HRT. The answer, in a nutshell is, I’m feeling well but think I […]

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Menopause and the Link with Schizophrenia

Did you know that the menopause can trigger schizophrenia?  Yes, it turns out that not only has Mother Nature contrived to make it possible for us to drown in our own sweat,  lose our memories, hair and sex appeal, but our falling oestrogen levels can also drive us mad! While listening to the All in […]

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HRT and Me: The Battle for Testosterone

I’ve just taken my first dose of testosterone.  Not because I want to change my gender or take up body-building, but because I would like to feel like a normal woman again. Back in August I wrote about my menopausal journey so far and my experience with synthetic HRT, namely Prempak-C.  After two months of […]

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Card with picture of woman saying The most creative force in the world is a menopausal woman with zest!

Living with Zest! Creativity and Menopause

A friend sent this card to my partner and I thought the quote so wonderful I had to share it with you. ‘The most creative force in the world is a menopausal woman with zest!’ is actually derived from a quote by cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead. I love the fact that it links menopause with […]

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Prempak-C HRT box and tablets

HRT and Me: My Experience of Prempak-C and Weight Gain

On Sunday I took my last dose of HRT.  After a couple of months on Prempak-C I decided that I wasn’t prepared to live with the side effects. Prempak-C and Weight Gain Looking through the photos of myself taken over the Summer the change in my appearance was obvious. Over the course of two months […]

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Is it Time to Talk About The Menopause?

Last weekend I found myself having three separate conversations about the menopause. The first was with my hairdresser. We were discussing our monthly migraines and before you knew it we were swapping stories of how we no longer recognise ourselves at times as our hormones wreak havoc with our moods, minds and bodies. I had […]

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