Menopause

Mumsnet Users Are Revealing How Menopause Has Changed Their 'Lady Gardens' And It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women have been revealing how their pubic hair has changed over time in a hilarious, no-holds-barred Mumsnet thread. It all kicked off when user ‘Qu...

My Mood Swings Are 'On Fire'!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

Well, it has been over a week since my last post, and for this I am sorry, but it turns out my life has become hectic. So many different projects on the go... so much to do, and not so much time! But, I do love being busy...

Getting A Good Night's Sleep Can Lead To Better Sex, Research Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting a decent night’s sleep could be the key to improving your sex life, particulalry for menopausal and post-menopausal women. A new study sugge...

Oncoming Menopause And Bunny Rabbits Make Me Happy!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

As we are still in January (just!) I decided this morning to write a list of some of the things that make me happy. After all, we all focus on starting the New Year right... I am beginning to think that instead of doing New Year resolutions, we should focus on being thankful for what we have! I was surprised

Women Who Started Period Before Age 12 Have Increased Risk Of Early Menopause

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who started their periods when they were aged 11 or younger have an increased risk of hitting the menopause in their thirties, a study has found...

One In 10 Women Experience Painful Sex, Here's What Could Be Causing It

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Almost one in 10 British women experience painful sex regularly, according to a worrying new health study. Painful sex - otherwise known as dyspareu...

If Google Translate Took Over Your Online Profile - Dating Over The Age Of 50

Lisa Ives | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

For the sake of argument let's call her, anything other than her real name, Liz. Liz is 51 and filled with a truck load of insecurity; this is what her profile would look like if she was brave enough to be honest. After all, they all find out in the end.

How To Cope With An Early Menopause

Fiona Munro | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

As predicted, chemotherapy did start to put me through the menopause (hence the associated infertility I mention) and with it the forgetfulness, hot flushes, mood swings and night sweats we've all heard of. At first it wasn't that bad. I mean I was kind of distracted by chemotherapy side affects anyway so it was hard to distinguish them from one another...

Scientists May Have Finally Discovered Why The Menopause Exists

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech

Darwin’s theory of natural selection states that any genetic trait which reduces our ability to pass on our genes is unlikely to survive the test of...

2017 Year Of The MAGS!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

2017 - I am declaring it the Year of the MAGS! Yes, we can have what we want. We can deal with our bodies changing and we can definitely deal with menopause (lets' face it, it doesn't go on as long as periods...so that is DEFINITELY something to celebrate!)

Rayner, Gove, Trump And Twitter!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Sinanan

Who is better at the 'twitter' race to keep entire nations amused - Michael Gove or Donald Trump? Reading through twitter, I am in fits of laughter! ...

A Day In The Life Of Mr And Mrs Flush - Surviving The Men-O-Pause

Lisa Ives | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

Downstairs Mrs Flush prepared a breakfast of marmite and peanut butter on toast. Three minutes were spent staring into the fridge until she remembered she was looking for a plate. After removing her dressing gown and opening the window she settled down to read her latest copy of 'The Turbulent Times'.

Acupuncture 'Reduces Hot Flushes In Half Of Menopausal Women'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Acupuncture can help reduce the frequency of hot flushes in women going through the menopause, according to new research. A study by scientists at Wak...

Middle-Aged Women Are Actually Having Better Sex, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Middle-aged women are actually more satisfied with their sex lives, despite it being commonly known that the menopause can result in vaginal dryness a...

24-Year-Old Who Desperately Wants Baby Before Hitting Early Menopause Issues Plea For Help

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 24-year-old who desperately wants children is crowdfunding for a third cycle of IVF, after doctors told her she is heading towards an early menopaus...

HRT Triples Risk Of Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Women who receive hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are around three times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than those who do not, new r...

How to Boost Sex Drive and Vaginal Lubrication

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Throughout life, your body goes through many changes... your vagina is no different. Experiences such as puberty, sexual experiences, pregnancy, labou...

Menopause Reversal Treatment Offers New Hope For Women Who Want Children

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

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How 10 Minutes Of Yoga Each Day Could 'Ease Menopause Symptoms'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Stretching for just 10 minutes a day could help ease symptoms of menopause and even depression, a study has found. Among women who stretched for 10 m...

Menopause Symptoms And Treatments Explained

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For women, the menopause typically starts between the ages of 45 and 55. It can be extremely debilitating and can cause anything from hot flushes to d...

Five Menopause Myths and Top Tips

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lankester

Menopause is still a taboo subject and in our youth-obsessed culture, it can often knock a woman's confidence. It certainly knocked mine. But it really shouldn't be that way. Menopause happens to all women if we live long enough and it can mark the start of an exciting new stage in our lives.

The Menopause: All Your Questions Answered

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Menopause is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the ovaries stop functioning (i.e. no longer produce eggs and thus estrogen and progesterone hormones). A main symptom is that the woman's menstrual cycle will stop; hence the name: 'menopause' [menstruation pause]. It's a perfectly natural process so nothing to worry about.

Painful Intercourse? Why You Don't Have to Suffer in Silence

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

With the increasing sexualisation of western society, I have noticed that there is one area that women find particularly difficult to discuss for fear of upsetting their partner or appearing abnormal: Superficial Dyspareunia.

Coping with Cancer Induced Infertility

Fiona Munro | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

With the help of an incredible friend I have now healed these wounds. I have 'come to terms' with the news and I have now reached the point where I can write about this in the hope of helping others to understand what it feels like, and supporting those who are walking the same journey.

An Unnatural Transition - Breaking the Silence on Early Menopause

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

By February 2011, I had not had a period for over a year which, according to online information meant I was officially 'post-menopausal.' My body, however, had other ideas and my periods returned, ending up in a reversed menstrual cycle - a three-week period, with one week off. It was hellish.