Menopause

When Will Someone Fix This?

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

Ok, yes, I have been bad...I haven't been writing for a few weeks...why? Just so busy!! But - in a good way. Last weekend, I took a trip to Hanoi - w...

Meg Mathews Reveals The Surprising Symptoms She Didn't Realise Were Signs Of Menopause

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Socialite Meg Mathews has revealed her surprise at being told she was going through the menopause, despite never having had a hot flush. Mathews, now ...

I Love Big Knickers Because...

Lisa Ives | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

My favourite days of the week are the ones just after I've done my laundry. I don't have a whole week's worth of the best big knickers, just four pairs, four days of bliss. I'll approach that clothes airer with a spring in my step as I take the biggest pair and smile, safe in the knowledge everything will be in the right place that day.

Menopausal And Feeling A Bit Adventurous? It Might Be The HRT Talking

Mairi Macleod | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

Oestrogen has a lot to answer for. High circulating levels of the hormone early in a woman's adult life account for curvy hour-glass figures, and other feminine features like big eyes, pert little noses, lustrous hair and smooth skin.

Bioidentical Hormone Restorative Therapy - Why Haven't You Heard Of It?

Jill D Davey | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jill D Davey

With age, our hormones decline. When hormones decline, our health, both physical and mental, also declines, leaving us in a weak position. Maintaining optimal hormone levels is key to keeping us young, beautiful and sexy. And it is the most independent factor for a healthy, strong and vibrant immune system, and for keeping our hearts, brains, bones, joints, and bodies in general functioning correctly.

Carol Vorderman Opens Up About Depression During Menopause, Here’s How It Affects Women

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Presenter Carol Vorderman has opened up about her experience of depression while going through the menopause, raising awareness of how it affects wome...

Sex And The Hormone Gremlins - Would You Really Rather Have A Cup Of Tea?

Lisa Ives | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

We laugh at the sitcoms when, during intercourse, couples start discussing the shopping list, or on staring vacantly up at the ceiling remember it really does need painting. We laugh because we recognise this scenario. Momentarily we consider spicing up our love lives, planning romantic evenings that'll get the old juices flowing again. But then that hormone gremlin says, "Nah! Can't be bothered. I really would rather have a cup of tea".

8 Famous Women Get Real About The Menopause

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get naturally pregnant. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, reduce...

How Hormone Replacement Therapy Could Actually Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Women who have hormone replacement therapy (HRT) face a lower risk of early death, according to a new study. HRT is used to help women going through ...

Miscalculating With Menopause!

Rachel Sinanan | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Sinanan

What are the biggest mistakes we can make when going into menopause and getting older? Well, there are many! We forget we are not 20 anymore - although, in our heads we are, just with more knowledge now! We have all seen them, the people that make huge miscalculations on what they are wearing, how they act - hence phrases such as 'mutton dressed as lamb' are now common!

What It Helps To Know About Perimenopause

Rachel Lankester | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Lankester

So now you know the difference between menopause and perimenopause, what to expect, when to expect it and how you can help yourself. At the Mutton Club we're challenging stereotypes and changing perceptions. We think of midlife and menopause as a time of re-evaluation and regeneration as we embark on the exciting second half of our lives. I hope you agree.

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...