The menopause means you can’t get pregnant, right? But the idea that you can’t get pregnant while the menopause is happening isn’t entirely true.
Vaginal dryness can be a real pain in the…. well, you know where and it is a common symptom of the menopause. Changes to our hormone levels are to blame for vaginal dryness, particularly the reduction in oestradiol, a type of oestrogen, during both perimenopause and post-menopause.
Cholesterol. A word used on a daily basis and although we know it is linked to our health, do we really know the role it plays in our health?
Loss of libido during the menopause is common and can affect 20-40 per cent of women. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most difficult symptoms to manage and is caused by a mix of psychological, physical and hormonal factors.
Digital calendar reminders, post-it notes, scribbles on the back of the hand - are all part of the tool-kit for your average menopausal woman. Changes to your memory during the menopause often mimic the symptoms associated with early dementia, but they are one of the natural symptoms of the menopause.