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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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Finding My Body’s Way with Nia Dance

It’s a Saturday afternoon in East Dulwich. Outside it’s pouring with rain, but inside Push Studios, I’m with a group of women moving to music. I’m barefoot and sweating and feeling utterly free in my body. Most importantly, I’m having fun! My quest to be Fit by Fifty had brought me to a two hour […]

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Jeanette Winterson and the Menopause

In an article entitled Can you stop the menopause? published in The Guardian, writer Jeanette Winterson describes how she was left physically depleted after experiencing two years of mental breakdown. Even after her mind had healed, she was still struggling with low energy levels, problems sleeping and her hair was falling out. A visit to […]

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Fit by Fifty: A Litany of Injuries

Things are not going according to plan. My goal is to be Fit and Fab by Fifty but the more I try to get fit, the more I injure myself. Fit by Fifty: A Litany of Injuries In the last few months I have torn the rotator cuff in my right shoulder and put my […]

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