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Women’s Health

Women’s Health

Not all of midlife health is to do with managing your menopause. Learn more about women's general health at midlife.
Menopause at work
The 34 symptoms of menopause can have a huge impact on women in the workplace. Learn about your rights at work here.
4 minutes
The importance of knowing your blood pressure
Knowing your blood pressure may not seem very important to you, but don't underestimate this! Your blood pressure can change very quickly and is worth monitoring regularly. Chronic high blood pressure can put you at risk for many fatal health conditions.
4 minutes
Contraception during perimenopause
Women can still get pregnant during peri-menopause. Whilst your still having periods, and releasing eggs you need to use contraception if you don't want to have a child. This explains how contraception works alongside hormone therapy for your menopause symptoms.
7 minutes
Diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis
Learn how to assess your bone health and the steps you can take to treat weaker bones. If you are more at risk of developing Osteoporosis this article tells you about steps you can take to prevent it.
4 minutes
Managing emotional eating and cravings
During perimenopause, you may find yourself on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Many people eat in response to emotional changes. It is estimated that 75% of overeating is associated with emotional eating. Whether overweight or not if this becomes a habit, it may be a problem.
10 minutes
Testosterone and women's health
Yes - as women we do have testosterone in our body. In fact, we have more testosterone in our body than we do estrogen (about 3-5x the amount). So, needless to say, testosterone plays and important role - and when hormone levels begin to change as a women approaches menopause, this includes testosterone.
How to maintain a healthy weight during menopause
Think of the perimenopause/menopause as a time of opportunity to reflect on your health including diet, notice any unhelpful habits that have crept in, and try and plan for the future. The most successful way to do this is by evolution, not revolution! You don’t need to go to an expensive clinic, or buy loads of expensive supplements; simple but permanent behaviour changes give results.
8 minutes
Menopause and weight gain: hunger and your hormones explained
The menopause is a good time to reassess your health, and plan for a healthy future. Part of this is managing your weight - there are risks to being both underweight (increased risk of osteoporosis) or overweight. But weight is an emotive subject, especially for women. It is important to value yourself and appreciate your body whatever your size. Hopefully this brief explanation of some of the external factors affecting body weight may help.
8 minutes
Menopause and osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is when your bones become weak and are more likely to fracture. Women are at a higher risk of developing this condition than men, and the risk increases with menopause. Here, we explain what Osteoporosis is and how to keep your bones strong and healthy.
5 minutes
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and menopause
Approximately 1 in 5 women have polycystic ovaries, and commonly it causes irregular periods. Having polycystic ovaries does not rule out any of the medical treatments for menopause symptoms, but it can make identifying menopausal symptoms a bit more complicated.
3 minutes
Preparing yourself for menopause
More and more we're getting asked - can you prepare for menopause? As menopause awareness grows so too does the desire to get ready for it earlier. Here's a few ways you can start preparing, and a couple of reasons why it might be a good idea to think about menopause now.
5 minutes
Important screening tests for women aged 40-60
A quick article to outline the important preventative screening tests offered to women aged 40-60.
4 minutes
How to talk to your GP about menopause
Talking to your GP about menopause can be very difficult. Understand that they are there to help though. The more they know about your situation, the easier it will be for them to help you.
3 minutes
Tracking your symptoms
Tracking your symptoms is one of the most efficient ways in which you can begin to manage your menopause. Take control over your own experience and tune into how your body is feeling.
3 minutes
Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean Diet has become such a popular dieting option for women as they age. But what exactly IS this diet? Have a read of how we break this diet down for you, step by step.
3 minutes