Menopause

Six Things Every Woman Should Know About Menopause Weight Gain

Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Khandee Ahnaimugan

If you've noticed your weight increasing as you go through menopause, you've probably also found that it's difficult to find advice that works. As a doctor who only sees women over 40 in my weight loss clinic, dealing with weight gain at menopause is something I have a lot of experience in.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Pathologise Perimenopause

Suzi Godson | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Peri-menopause generally begins in the mid to late forties. It takes anything from four to ten years and the average age for the onset of true menopause (when periods cease completely) is 51 years.

Worried About Your Blood Pressure? Try Eating Strawberries

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Regularly eating strawberries could lower blood pressure among menopausal women, according to recent research. Strawberries are a rich source of bi...

Let's Talk About Sex - at Any Age!

Diana Moran | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

There are moments in a woman's life, when at any age she can feel her sexual needs are unfulfilled for various reasons. Low libido could be due to anaemia, caused by iron loss during periods or a loss of libido often happens after the trauma of childbirth, with many women too exhausted to think about sex!

Can Baby Born By Reactivating Ovaries Give Fertility Hope To Women With Early Menopause?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The birth of a baby using a new treatment to reactivate the ovaries of infertile women may give fertility hope to women with early menopause. The t...

How To Treat Menopause: Yoga May Help With Insomnia, But Not Hot Flushes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Taking a 12-week yoga class and practicing at home may ease sleep problems such as insomnia - but not to fewer or less bothersome hot flushes or night...

Lost for Words? Be Mindful...

Kamontip Evans | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Going back to university at 50+ was never going to be easy. One day I was talking to my tutor, discussing aspects of my thesis, when a hot flush struck. Blood sped to my face, increasing pressure alarmingly like a kettle on the boil. My face bubbled with sweat. The discussion stopped abruptly and my mind went blank.

Vaginal Dryness, a Tale of Neglect

Dr Heather Currie | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Heather Currie

The term "Menopause" is frequently associated with thoughts of flushes, sweats and the dilemma of whether or not to take HRT. In addition, fluctuations in hormone levels during the peri-menopausal phase causes changes in messaging in the brain, which can lead to mood swings, irritability, loss of confidence and depression.

5 Things to Think About if You Want to Have a Baby

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

One of the questions I often get asked is: "What should I do to prepare my body for pregnancy?" Trying to start a family can be a challenge, and many women want to know all the facts to give themselves the best chance of conception and give their baby the best start in life

Motherhood: It Gets You Coming and Going

Christina Robert | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

I got a phone call from my doctor recently, telling me that a recent blood test showed that I was 'post-menopausal'. I didn't quite know how to respond to this news. I didn't feel post-menopausal. My body seemed to be still following somewhat familiar rhythms.

Valentine's Day Surprise

Christina Robert | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

Happy Flippin' Valentine's Day. I don't know what happened to me this winter, but I have been struggling to find that loving feeling. Maybe because ...

Surgical Menopause 'Affects Memory'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Removal of a woman's ovaries leads to an increased risk of mental decline in older age, a study has found. The procedure, which triggers a "surgica...

Seven Natural Remedies For Menopause

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

From hot flushes and mood swings to insomnia and weight gain, menopause can be a difficult time for any woman. So to alleviate some of the inevitab...

A Chaos of Edges: Welcome to the Perimenopause

Sara Bran | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Bran

Many of my female friends over forty are feeling daunted by the imminent onset of the 'change'. It looms on our horizon like a gathering storm of ancient soot and carnage. Our air is heavy with anticipation, we're all forecasting doom and it has to stop.

Mother's Menopause Age Could Explain Her Daughter's Fertility...

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A woman's potential fertility can be predicted from the age her mother went through the menopause, a study has shown. Ovarian reserve - the number ...

Study Suggests Makeup and Plastics Could Cause Early Menopause

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

New research suggests that exposure to certain chemicals could be linked to the early onset of menopause. The menstrual patterns of more than 5,000...

Waisting Away: The Move From Hour-Glass To Apple

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A major review has found that while menopause does not cause weight gain, it does increase belly fat. According to research by the International M...

1.2 Million Women Over 65 Will Live With Breast Cancer By 2040

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The number of pensioners living with breast cancer is set to quadruple by 2040, researchers at King's College London have said. In less than three ...

How To Match Your Diet To Your Age

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this year, a study suggested that losing weight becomes substantially more difficult for women post-menopause. Natural declines in energy e...

What Age Should Women Stop Struggling With Weight?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A new study suggests that losing weight is substantially more difficult for women post-menopause. According to research by the University of Pittsb...

Time To Put The Menopause On Ice

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British surgeons are appealing for funds so they can complete research which will lead to the first womb transplants in the UK. A team of doctors b...

Frozen Ovarian Tissue Could 'Preserve Fertility' Of Older Women

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

An Italian woman has given birth after being transplanted with ovarian tissue that had been frozen for seven years. Italian scientists told the ann...

Ovary Transplant Could Help Delay Menopause

The Telegraph | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women may be able to remain fertile for their entire life and delay the menopause with ovarian transplants surgery, doctors have told a conference. ...

Could An Early Menopause Trigger A Brain Haemorrhage?

PA | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Early menopause can increase the risk of a potentially lethal brain condition, research has shown. The younger a woman is when she undergoes "the c...

Why Bad Period Pain is Often Something Rather Than Nothing

Jade Lane | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jade Lane

For years, doctors and employers alike had written off 'really bad period pain' as a fad. It was an excuse used by exercise-shy teenagers in schools a...