Like many things medical the treatment of menopause has many myths surrounding it. This is not helped by the sheer amount of information shared over the internet by people who are not necessarily up to date with the latest research..
The age of menopause often coincides with increased dental health problems. Is that contributory or coincidental?
Each September it is Vascular Awareness Month so I'm taking this opportunity to share some latest research
There’s no doubt that good nutrition and small lifestyle changes can help with the menopause. Now, this may sound like simple advice but for most people making a lifestyle change is certainly not easy...
In my specialist areas of both Psychosexual Medicine and Menopause Consultancy I often hear the same question from my female patients abut loss of libido during menopause. That is "Why am I experiencing a lower sex drive?
When I am speaking to women’s groups the topic of menopause and the pill comes up regularly. So I’d like to begin by saying that just because your fertility starts to decrease from your mid-thirties it’s really not wise to stop using contraception.
As we get older joint pain is not unusual, so it is easy to miss that it may have been triggered by menopause
The diagnosis of premature menopause (Premature Ovarian Insufficiency or POI as we now call it) can be absolutely devastating - especially in a woman whose early menopause comes when she has not yet started or completed her family
It's not unusual to notice a change in the volume and condition of your hair as you approach menopause. hair loss in women typically manifests itself as your parting looking wider, your hairbrush more quickly filled with loose hair and more hair in the drain of your shower tray.
The combination of a decline in oestrogen and increased age can put post menopausal women at the risk of prolapse
Lots of women are asking me about bio-identical hormones. I want to explain what this means
Far too many of us forget how our hormones affect our moods, and getting hormone levels looked at is probably the very last thing women try when trying to address a bewildering variety of anxiety symptoms that seem to come out of the blue
The risks of Type 2 diabetes increase with age and its often diagnosed during menopause. It was already known that oestrogen and progesterone affect how your body cells react to insulin making it more variable and less predictable. However, recent research appears to have identified more specific links...
If you were to ask most women to list the symptoms they might experience during perinmenopause and menopause, itchy skin is unlikely to be inlcuded. However, despite the fact that this condition is less well known, it is surprisingly common...
When my patients ask if taking HRT will cause breast cancer I’m able to give them the facts and explain why HRT and breast cancer has been negatively linked in the past - and why they shouldn’t worry about that now.