Megan Markle going through a change. Having a meltdown because other people shun you at menopause or treat you as if you are invisible? Why even the Deputy Governor at the Bank of England, Ben Broadbent, took a swing at menopause this week, when he said the economy was going through menopause. Why is it that other humans can’t be respectful and praise us for who we are and what we have to offer the world, rather than looking for ways they can better themselves at the expense of others? My heart goes out to Megan Markle in the days leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry. Whilst she may not be having hot flushes for hormonal reasons, she understands only too well about getting hot around the collar, and how hurtful the behaviour of others can be. But for all the noise and embarrassment her family are heaping … Read More
Hot flushes, and night sweats, experienced at the time of menopause can be overwhelming, especially when the weather heats up. Women report that during the day in summer time, it’s difficult to cool down between flushes, and the short bursts of sleep they do get are interspersed by thermal surges during the night, leaving them feeling anxious, exhausted and foggy headed by morning. There are many tools, acknowledged through research, designed to address the thermal issues and calm anxiety, but most of them take time to kick in. Whether your choice to journey through menopause includes HRT, or adding hormone influencing foods and supplements to your regime, to fool the brain into thinking that normal hormone levels are circulating, it’s likely that it will be awhile before the results are apparent. Research does show that we can reduce flushes by up to 60 percent by doing a formal session of … Read More
Welcome to my ‘Weekly Wisdom’ where I will be focusing on rekindling libido during the menopause. Many women I encounter in the clinic tell me that they feel like they have been switched off from the waist downwards during menopause. Many of them can’t have an orgasm and over half are suffering from vaginal dryness, sometimes to the point of feeling they are tearing or bleeding. I understand that when you are going through the menopause, sex can sometimes feel like the last thing you want, but rekindling your libido is so important during this time because it really can have a significant effect on your self-esteem and relationships. Watch the video below for my tips on how to rekindle your libido during menopause: Here’s a cheat sheet of my tips: The first thing you can do to get your vaginal tissues back into good shape is to make sure … Read More
Welcome to my ‘Weekly Wisdom’, I’m focusing on creaking joints which creep up on us as we reach midlife and menopause. To find out more what is really going on in your body during the menopause, join me for my next free MasterClass. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
In this blog, I’m focusing on information for men – explaining what the menopause is and what is going on in a woman’s body. The symptoms that occur at the time of the menopause can be confusing and often have women think they are going crazy. Women sometimes get hot flushes, night sweats as well as panic attacks and palpitations. Many begin to question themselves and find themselves with low self-esteem, gain weight, feel achy, have trouble sleeping, suffer from headaches and terrible mood swings. During the menopause, a woman’s nutrient levels become low, which stops the brain functioning normally. If the brain isn’t well nourished it will not work properly, cannot send the right messages and therefore hormones do not function as well as they should.Additionally, Oestrogen levels in the body start to fall at the time of menopause. When a woman is younger Oestrogen circulates around her body but … Read More
In this week’s ‘Weekly Wisdom’ I want to talk about staying positive during the menopause. When many women start to get the early symptoms of menopause they tend to perceive menopause as the beginning of the end. But that is not true at all and very often our mindset dictates how our journey progresses so if we think it’s going to be doom and gloom the chances are it will be. To find out more what is really going on in your body during the menopause, join me at my next free MasterClass. Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.
I am often asked: Why am I having hot flushes during the menopause and what are they? With this in mind, this week my blog explains why as many as three-quarters of women going through the menopause will get hot flushes and night sweats.It is important to know what’s going on in your body when you have a hot flush and how to overcome them. You can control them and take charge of your thermostat again. During the menopause two things going on that are different from other times of your life: To eliminate thermal surges you need to: Stay informed about the latest innovations and technology for treating menopause symptoms. Learn tips and tricks on keeping your own symptoms at bay.