Category: Blog

Vaginal Dryness – the facts

Vaginal Dryness – the facts

The vagina and bladder are very oestrogen sensitive. Around menopause, as oestrogen levels fall, many women start to notice changes, collectively known as Urogenital Atrophy. By: Kathie Cooke, Registered General Nurse, Menopause specialist from Menopause Expert...

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Anxiety and low mood – could it be menopause?

Anxiety and low mood – could it be menopause?

Anxiety is when we feel worried, tense or afraid. By: Diane Porterfield-Bourne, Nurse Practitioner specialising in menopause Leaving the house can be problematic, withdrawing from social activities is common and you may find engaging in meetings virtually impossible....

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Are you having a bad hair day?

Are you having a bad hair day?

Can hair get thinner during the menopause? By: Kathie Cooke, Registered General Nurse, Menopause specialist from Menopause Expert Liverpool Many women find their hair loses volume and length around menopause; hair can also become brittle, fragile and break more...

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The Impact of Hormonal Decline

The Impact of Hormonal Decline

By Aly Dilks, Advanced nurse practitioner with a specialist interest in menopause from Simply Menopausal Hormonal decline associated with Menopause is a process, and not an illness or a disease. Every woman will go through this at some point, whether they notice it or...

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I really don’t like it!

I really don’t like it!

On speaking with a lady at a recent conference I asked her to write about her menopausal experience. I was very moved to read her honest description of how she feels and it also highlights how easily we can suddenly focus on the negatives without realising. Here are...

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Spontaneous Weight Gain … it happens

Spontaneous Weight Gain … it happens

I experienced spontaneous weight gain without a shadow of a doubt when I started going through the peri-menopause. I had lost 10kg 2 years previous, and kept it off, then suddenly wham! No change in activity or diet but the weight piled on with no explanation in...

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