Menopause After Breast Cancer

Peri-menopause can be hard at the best of times, but even moreso if you’ve had breast cancer and HRT isn’t an option. In recent years the narrative has been that HRT has protective effects after menopause that none of us should miss out on. Whilst this may or may not be true, not being able … Continued

What Is HRT For Peri-menopause?

Guest Blog by Dr Carys Sonnenberg What is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment used to help menopause symptoms. It uses one or more of the hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, and taking HRT has been shown to offer the most effective relief from symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Many women choose … Continued

What is Natural HRT?

What is menopause? Menopause is so many things! It’s a transition into a new phase of life, where your body undergoes big changes and your periods eventually stop. Traditionally it was called ‘climacteric’ which means ‘ripening’ and post-menopausal women were highly respected for their wisdom and life experience. Physiologically, the ovaries stop making the most … Continued

Menopause – Struggling At Work?

Menopause can be a huge problem at work, and whether you’re employed or working for yourself, some symptoms can lead to you struggling at work. Let’s take a look at how menopause affects our performance at work, and what we can do about it. What is menopause? Menopause in a nutshell, is the end of … Continued

Natural Remedies For Peri-menopause Joint Pain

What is peri-menopause? Peri-menopause affects all women at some point, and although it usually starts in our early 40’s, it can happen at any age from our late teens onwards. Menopause is the end goal, and marks the first anniversary of the end of the last period, but there are lots of hormone changes that … Continued

How To Stop Hot Flushes Without HRT

Hot flushes are probably the most well known of all the peri-menopause symptoms and what a pain they are! You might think that a sudden flush of intense heat nothing more than a minor inconvenience, and for some women, that’s true. But for those who get hot flushes several times an hour, day and night, … Continued

How To Control Menopause Anger

Have you noticed yourself feeling, as one of my patients puts it, a little more ‘barky’ than before? From mild irritation, to ‘murderous rage’ and everything in between, anger is one of the many unwanted gifts that menopause can bring us. But why do 70% of perimenopausal women notice that they’re more irritable or angry … Continued

Menopause Without HRT

Can you really get through menopause without HRT? We’ve all heard of HRT as a treatment for menopause symptoms and since the Davina McCall programme ‘Sex, Myths and the Menopause’ aired in 2021, there’s been a huge push to get as many of us as possible onto HRT when we reach menopause. Davina’s done a … Continued

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