Menopausal low mood

Mood change is a common menopausal symptom. At the time of perimenopause, levels of estrogen initially fluctuate with daily variation, before falling so low that periods stop. After 1 year of no periods, women are then classified as post-menopausal. ¬†As there are estrogen receptors on cells throughout the body, all parts of the body can […]

The Benefits of Oestrogen on the Heart

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in women. The risk of developing CHD in women increases when oestrogen levels fall after the menopause. In particular, we know that there is an increased risk of CHD in women who have premature menopause (menopause below the age of 40). There are many risk […]

How does testosterone affect menopause?

A very interesting new article was published last month (July 2019) in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal, about the safety and effectiveness of testosterone. As there is currently no international consensus of how best to use testosterone to treat women this is a very useful piece of research. Keep reading for a quick summary […]

What is Osteoporosis?

As well as being the most effective treatment for improvement in menopausal symptoms, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) also has added benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease in women if started below the age of 60 or within 10 years of the menopause, and lowering the risk of osteoporosis. Keep reading to find […]

Menopause at work

Many of the ladies that come to see me mention the impact of their menopause on their work, keep reading to find out what can be done to help! Menopause is a normal life event for women, it is not an illness or medical condition. Menopause is when periods stop and the average age of […]