Archive for September, 2017

HRT QUESTIONS YOU FORGOT TO ASK YOUR GP

Monday, September 18th, 2017

How many times have you returned home after a doctor’s appointment and thought of several things that you forgot to ask? In this article, we look at some of the common questions that women considering HRT raise in a consultation.

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THE MENOPAUSE AT WORK

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Women usually experience the menopause between 45 and 55, with 51 being the average age. Since the employment rate in the UK has grown substantially for women aged between 50 and 64, and 80% of women experience menopausal symptoms, it’s not surprising that the menopause can have a significant effect on a woman’s working life.

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PLANT OESTROGENS: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Plant oestrogens (also called phytoestrogens) are very similar in their makeup to human oestrogen. If eaten regularly, and in sufficient quantities, they start to have mild oestrogenic effects – which is potentially useful as a woman’s oestrogen levels decline. For some women, these effects could be sufficient to help relieve menopausal symptoms, particularly hot flushes.

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