Symptoms

For most women under the age of 45, the menopause or ‚Äúthe change‚ÄĚ, has little importance.¬† But as the years pass and you find yourself nudging 50 you are faced with the inevitable transition that we all eventually go through and with it come the dreaded “symptoms” of menopause.

 

signs of menopauseWhat Are The First Signs Of Menopause?

For most women, menopause begins around the age of 51 (give or take a few years). When a woman under 45 goes through it, it`s called premature menopause. This is very rare and only happens to one percent of women under the age of 40.  Although women who smoke have an earlier menopause than non-smokers, they also have worse hot flashes. It’s never too late to stop smoking.

As a woman ages, the level of the hormone estrogen – which regulates our monthly period – drops and we begin to notice the menopause signs and symptoms[…]

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spotting during menopause

How Annoying Is Spotting During Menopause?

Question:How many women do you think experience menopausal bleeding?

a) 5-15%

b) 20-30%

c) 35-45%

If you chose C Рgo to to top of the class.  Up to 30% suffer from spotting and/or bleeding between periods.

What Is  Menopause Spotting?

Experiencing spots of blood – of various shades of red¬†– between your monthly menstrual cycles is known as spotting.¬† During menopause this may be normal, as one of the first symptoms is irregular and erratic periods and is due to the body slowing down and eventually stopping its production of estrogen. As your body experiences so many changes, it is going to[…]

 

 

menopause acneAcne Doesn`t  Just Affect Teenagers

Did you know that more menopausal women than teenagers – around 10% – suffer from acne?

Acne during menopause Рor hormonal acne as it is known and consists of   blackheads, whiteheads and small pustules,  is yet another of the many symptoms of menopause that is once again due to our potty hormones.

Blame The Hormones

Our hormone levels fluctuate in much the same way as a teenager’s hormones fluctuate at puberty, but while one woman will suffer with no menopause acne whatsoever, another will be covered with blemishes on her face, back and chest.¬† Actually, acne menopause and breakouts amongst middle aged women is quite common.¬† And you thought the days of trying to disguise your spots with make up[…]

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hot flashes & menopauseDon`t Let Hot Flashes Ruin Your Social Life – You`re In Charge

It can strike anytime, anywhere! One minute you`re happily going about your business and the next, a clamminess appears Рusually around the chest area Рwhich quickly spreads up over the neck and face, leaving you hot, bothered and usually the color of a ripe tomato.  It`s the curse of the menopause hot flash and sweats,the most common symptoms of menopause.  Possibly you will then perspire profusely and this may be followed by a bout of shivering, as the body readjusts its temperature.

Earliest Indicators Of `The Change`

Hot flashes often begin several years before any other signs of menopause, with three out of every four women experiencing them. The older you become, the less you[…]

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menopause depressionWhy Some Women Suffer Depression And Anxiety During Menopause

Although it is a normal transition in a woman`s life and most women go through it without too much trouble, for some it is the time we experience menopause anxiety, stress and in some cases severe depression.

Why Your Confidence  Suffers

Mentally,¬† many us of¬† like to deny that we are entering menopause as it does carry the stigma of `middle age` and therefore no longer a part of the younger generation.¬† Difficult as it may be[…]

depression and menopause

 

 

hair loss during menopause

Hair Loss Can Knock Your Confidence Into The Dust

Most women take a lot of pride in their hair and losing it has a devastating impact on their confidence and feelings of femininity.

You may be surprised to know, but around two-thirds of women have to deal with hair loss at some point in life.   If there is a connection between menopause and hair loss, it is possible a reaction to low thyroid function, which is common amongst menopausal women.

 

Symptoms Of  Menopause Hair Loss And Hair Thinning:

  • Hair falls out in large clumps when washing it
  • Large snarls of hair appear in brush or comb[…]

menopause and hair loss

 

 

menopause sweatsNight Sweats Are The Pits – But Don`t Just Do Nothing!

Feeling sticky, uncomfortable and wet?  Are your clothes clinging to the perspiration in an unflattering, damp mess?  Unfortunately the menopause sweats are another common symptom that we poor females have to contend with.And the more you try and stop them happening, it seems the more determined they are to invade your day.

While profuse sweating may not be as toe curlingly embarrassing as incontinence and¬† hair loss, it can still be extremely inconvenient and very unwelcome.¬† It doesn`t help that your beetroot red face will absorb most of the make up that you carefully applied that morning.¬† Or that the perspiration will leave your hair hanging limply round your ears[…]

sweats and menopause

 

Natural Menopause

Although there are pharmaceutical medications for most things nowadays, with the risk of possible side effects, some women prefer to try the natural route first.

Below are a few suggestions to get you started:

menopause and foodWhich Foods Are Most Beneficial For Menopausal Women?

Although we should always maintain a healthy lifestyle ‚Äď taking enough exercise, limiting caffeine, eating well etc ‚Äď most of us take our good health for granted.¬† Then wham! menopause hits and if we haven`t got our diet in place, with the right menopause food and menopause vitamins , we really start to feel the impact.

Our digestive tract becomes less efficient, digestion takes longer and we finds it harder to cope with foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value.

Our body still needs at least the same amount of nutrients as it did before and possibly even more of certain ones and a diet which is low in fat, sugar and salt and high in fiber, will reduce the physical and mental symptoms of menopause[…]

 

 

hormone replacement therapyIs Bio-identical Hormone Therapy A Safe Replacement For Traditional Hormone Therapy?

The decision to undergo hormone replacement therapy(HRT), always has been and perhaps always will be, a controversial one.¬† There are many things to consider before embarking on hormone therapy, but lately there`s been a new kid on the block in the relief of menopausal symptoms‚Äď bioidentical hormone therapy(BHT).

Traditional Hormone Therapy

The hormone therapy that we`re all familiar with, uses the urine from pregnant mares, plus a host of chemical additives to achieve the same effect as the hormones that are naturally produced by our body[…]

hormone replacement therapy

 

 

soy for menopause

Can Soy Really Help Alleviate Menopausal Symptoms?

Soy(soya in the UK), has recently been hailed as the latest `discovery` in the fight against menopausal symptoms, although in actual fact, soy protein has been used as a food ingredient for over forty years.

If you`re unsure of the merits of eating a diet rich in soy products, this article will hopefully make things clearer for you.

How Would It Help?

As women move towards menopause and estrogen levels begin to drop, we experience symptoms associated with fluctuating hormones[…]

soya and menopause

 

 

menopause and vitaminsWhy The Right Vitamins Are So Important

Reaching `middle age` is a special time in a womans life, but unfortunately not always an easy one!  By the time most women reach 50 they find themselves with an unfamiliar body that behaves in a totally alien way and over which they have little control. That`s why specific menopause vitamins are so important as a natural menopause remedy.

Why Are Vitamins So Important?

As we all know, it is vitally important that we get the correct amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to enable our bodies to function at its peak.¬† Especially as we age and our body needs a little extra help, But what happens, during those times when this just is not possible?[…]

menopause and vitamins

Neutrogena Acne Control

menopause and acneProduct Information:

menopause acneUnique foaming gel cleanser
acne and menopauseMicroClear technology
acne and menopauseControls acne breakouts
 acne menopause

 

 

Overview:

This rich gel cleanser is used to cleanse the face twice a day and penetrates deep into the pores to clear skin. Its breakthrough MicroClear technology is clinically proven to boost the delivery of acne medicine, speeding treatment deep and fast to the source where breakouts begin. What’s more, naturally derived skin-soothers, green tea and cucumber, help reduce redness and irritation, leaving skin looking and feeling calmer and stress free.

Neutrogena Acne Control: What We Like

  • Great price (just over $10) AND you get 2
  • Easy to use. No need to leave on the skin, just wash and go!
  • Pump action dispenser delivers the right amount and is more hygienic than using fingers!

Neutrogena Acne Control: What We Don`t Like

  • Nothing

Conclusion:

When we were looking for acne products, we didn`t want something that would cost an arm and a leg or cause any disruption to our daily routine. We`re taking enough vitamins and other goodies and so we decided to test cleansers, creams etc., and I have to say that all of the Neutrogena product came out really well and it was a hard decision to settle on one. But in the end, the acne stress control was reasonably priced and it worked well. None of our testers had any sort of reaction to it and none reported the dry flaky skin that can so often result with these type of products.

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