Articles for topic: Menopause
Well not all doctors as those like Dame Dr Shirley Bond and Dr Tony Coope who are experienced in the use of natural hormones don’t find it baffling as they know there is a simple explanation – though not a widely accepted one.
Testosterone is often in the news, but although it can be helpful, there are many precautions associated it with. However, it can have a more subtle effect on behaviour than previously thought.
Have you wondered just why menopause has such an impact in our lives, both physically and emotionally? Our changing hormone levels dictate both our moods and our symptoms but why does it happen?
Low libido can be due to many causes, and progesterone does stimulate sex drive in women, but there is also a hidden factor in your everyday life that may be having an effect too.
Women looking to have a baby later in life need to consider the effect of endometriosis on fertility. Linked to oestrogen dominance, it can be helped by diet and supplementary bioidentical progesterone to relieve symptoms.
If you are feeling things are changing, but not quite sure what it is, then check if you are perimenopausal or just responding to illness, stress or lifestyle changes.
Bioidentical progesterone is essential to balance excess oestrogen but getting out in the sun can also help. It seems women with good levels of vitamin D are 32% less likely to develop fibroids.
If you are confused about the difference between wild yam cream and progesterone – and they really are not the same with the same benefits – then here’s how to end the confusion.
Menopause and stress incontinence, or a leaky or irritable bladder, seem to go together. But you could do a lot to help yourself by looking at your diet.
This relates to women having more than 7 grams a day of trans fats, mostly found in processed, baked and fried foods so may be time for a change in diet?