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Logo for In This Body Conference 18 October 2014

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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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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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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UK Doctors Need Better Education about the Menopause

Doctor’s appointments can be stressful experiences and even more so during the menopause when you may find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, forgetful and generally overwhelmed by your symptoms. Often, by the time women bring up the subject of the menopause with their doctors, they’re at their wits end. Many avoid it because it can feel […]

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Is Your HRT made from Pregnant Mare’s Urine?

If you’re pre or post-menopausal you may have been prescribed or even begged your GP for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to try and relieve some of the awful symptoms. Perhaps you’ve read up on the wonders of bioidentical hormones and decided you’d like to try them. But, if your experience is anything like mine, you […]

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Can Testosterone Help with Menopause?

The Daily Mail Health section ran an excellent article on testosterone and the menopause in December. In the article Can testosterone help beat the menopause? medical journalist Jane Feinmann took an in-depth look at the important role that testosterone can play in a woman’s health during the menopause. Can Testosterone Help With Menopause? The benefits […]

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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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