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Black and white close-up of eye and cracked face around it to demonstrate menopause

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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Book cover for The Menopause Cure: Hormonal Health by Jill D. Davey

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: Progesterone Intolerance

Things have not been going well for me lately as far as my HRT is concerned. I’ve been experiencing problems with both my progesterone and testosterone treatment. Low Testosterone Levels Despite the fact that I’ve been applying Testim gel very day for over two years now, a recent blood test showed that my testosterone levels […]

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Winter trees to demonstrate low libido in menopausal women

The Causes of Low Libido during Menopause

Sex is something we may laugh about, even brag about, but if it’s becoming a problem in our lives and our primary relationship, it’s usually the last thing we want to talk about. For many midlife women experiencing the “joys” of menopause one of the most distressing symptoms is the loss of libido. Unlike hot […]

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Female cyclist drinking water to demonstrate testosterone deficiency in women

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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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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Red heart on snow to represent how the menopause almost destroyed my relationship.

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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