The Menopause, Cardigans And Me

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For most women three things are certain: Taxes, death, and the menopause. At the moment I know which one I would give almost anything to avoid.

When I was young and foolish (I’m still one of those two things) I used to say that when I no longer needed my womb I’d get rid of it. I always assumed this would be straightforward. Particularly in Manhattan where I was living,when I determined that I was definitely ready to be rid of the thing that was facilitating my gruesome, long term menorrhagia. Read More…

Shabir and Trinny On Menopause

Shabir and Trinny

If you missed Shabir and Trinny Woodall’s Facebook Live this weekend, catch up on everything here. Themed solely around the menopause, Shabir offered advice on how to tackle the most common symptoms with natural remedies.
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Banishing Hot Flushes

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Hot flushes are mostly associated with women both before the menopause (perimenopause) and during the menopause. Hot flushes occur without any warning and usually last for a few minutes. Cluttered by a feeling of intense heat that suddenly invades the chest and neck, climbing onto the face, hot flushes can also be accompanied by redness and swelling.

What causes hot flushes?

In most cases, hot flushes can be directly attributed to declining female hormones, particularly oestrogen, leading to an imbalance between the female sex hormones. Certain drugs may induce hot flushes, but these are only in a minority of cases. Read More…

Addressing Menopausal Hair Loss

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It is completely natural to lose hair on a daily basis and on average it is thought that we lose between 50 and 100 hairs on a daily basis. However hair loss can be exacerbated as women approach the menopause with as many as forty percent of women being affected by this concern. When a woman starts to lose hair, it is particularly distressing as a woman’s hair is very much associated with her femininity.

What causes hair loss during the menopause?

There are a number of factors that may be attributed to hair loss during the menopause and beyond and I am briefly going to outline these below. Read More…