Archive for July, 2022

OESTROGEN AND HRT

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Oestradiol is your body’s key form of oestrogen. At the menopause, your oestradiol levels drop dramatically, driving menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, insomnia and brain fog. HRT eases these symptoms by balancing your missing hormones.

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MENOPAUSE MYTHS

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Menopause myths are rife. And as the UK finally wakes up to the reality of the perimenopause for women, there are many sources of information. It’s important to check these are reliable. The myths can come from family, friends, printed and social media and, more concerningly, other healthcare professionals. It’s important to question the logic of many of the statements around the menopause and HRT, and if they don’t make sense, check them out.

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INFLAMMATION AT THE MENOPAUSE

Monday, July 18th, 2022

Inflammation occurs when your body tries to protect itself from infection by foreign organisms, including bacteria and viruses. It involves several processes, including action by your white blood cells. The whole process is called an immune response. A short sharp immune reaction, such as a bee sting, is called an acute inflammatory response. Other immune responses can go on for some time and are called chronic inflammation.

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