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Testosterone Deficiency in Perimenopausal Women

Many women are unaware of the important role that testosterone plays in their sexual, physical and mental health and wellbeing. Testosterone is usually referred to as “the male sex hormone”. However, it is vital for female health and wellbeing, particularly during the perimenopause and after. Testosterone’s main function is to provide a sense of vitality […]

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I’ve Been Rolfed – Part 1: The What, Why and How of Rolfing

Although Rolfing has been around since the 1960s not many people have heard of it. That is slowly starting to change, especially as Olympic athletes and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow help spread the word. In the UK there are only 36 Certified Rolfers, so it is a therapy that is still small but growing. What […]

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I’ve Been Rolfed – Part 2: How Rolfing Changed My Life

In Part 1 of I’ve Been Rolfed I explained what Rolfing is and how it works and my reasons for deciding to try it. In Part 2 I look more closely at how my body changed and my physical awareness grew over the course of the treatment and what I ultimately gained from being Rolfed. […]

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From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well: A True Story

A few weeks ago I told a story at the In This Body conference in London. Called From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well, it is the story of how I first experienced menopause symptoms when I was thirty. I was misdiagnosed, told that my symptoms were “all in my head” and eventually referred to a […]

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The Health Benefits of Knitting

As a child I hated sewing classes at school. Until I realised that if I said I’d left my sewing at home, the teacher would give me needles and wool and tell me to knit a square. I loved knitting; it relaxed me, gave me a purpose – to knit as fast as I could […]

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The Menopause Almost Destroyed My Relationship

Angie Macdonald was unprepared for the profound effect menopause had on her health and relationship, until she discovered testosterone. In February my partner and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary. But back in 2012 I wasn’t sure we were going to make it. Depressed, irritable and easily stressed out, I found myself experiencing heart palpitations, hot […]

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Utrogestan 200mg Capsules Discontinued

I was shocked to discover last week that Utrogestan® 200mg Capsules have been discontinued. As from 1 August 2014 women who take Utrogestan® 200mg to treat infertility or menopausal symptoms will have to ask their doctors to write them a new prescription. Besins Healthcare Discontinue Utrogestan 200mg Capsules Belgian pharmaceutical company Besins Healthcare, who are […]

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In This Body: A Unique Conference on Female Body Experience

What is it like to be a woman? As a woman, how do you experience being and living in your body? These are just some of the questions that Rona Steinberg and Mary Ann Mhina found themselves asking. They realised that they “wanted to provide a space for women to share and witness what it’s […]

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Why I Love Walking

Severe reactive arthritis in my early 40s left me unable to walk properly for a couple of years. Now fully recovered, my love of long distance walking has transformed my body and my life. Imagine if I could no longer walk. How would I cope? That was the thought that ran through my head some […]

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How to Become an Empowered Patient

How can you become an empowered patient and work with your doctor to make the right choices and access the best treatment for your menopausal symptoms? Be Pro-Active in Managing Your Health Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests that you become more pro-active about managing your […]

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