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Posts Tagged ‘HRT’

CONTRACEPTION FOR THE OVER-40s

Monday, January 14th, 2019

It’s a common assumption that women can stop using contraception in their 40s because their fertility is declining. But contraception shouldn’t be abandoned just because your periods become irregular and sex may be less frequent, because women do still become pregnant in their 40s and even into their 50s (naturally, without fertility treatment).

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SIDE EFFECTS OF HRT

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The menopause is technically your very last period and is usually caused by running out of eggs. This results in a dramatic reduction in the levels of oestrogen circulating round your body. Not only can this cause menopausal symptoms, but it can trigger a wide range of other symptoms as well. Which ones affect you, and how much, will vary, as the menopause is an individual experience.

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HEADACHES & MIGRAINE AT THE MENOPAUSE

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

It’s common to experience headaches around the menopause, but migraines in particular can increase in frequency at this time of life. Migraines occur more often in women than men. One of the reasons for this, is that there’s often an underlying hormonal trigger, with over 60% of women having migraines around the time of their period. Fourteen percent of women with migraine have menstrual migraine, which is triggered by a fall in oestrogen at the start of a period, resulting in a migraine within the first day or two.

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