Medication & Treatment
May 7, 2017

The new face of hormone therapy

Bio-identical hormones are products that contain hormones which are identical in their molecular structure to those made naturally in the human body. Think of these substances as a more natural approach to traditional hormone therapy. Bio-identical hormones are created from plant chemicals, derived from plants such as yams and soy. Like hormone therapy, bio-identical hormones help alleviate symptoms related to hormonal imbalance or decline. Why take hormones? As you age, crucial hormones in your body take a dive. These include oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When a woman stops having periods (menopause), these hormones decline dramatically. This can lead to: Hot…
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Women's Health
February 23, 2017

Four unusual signs of menopause

Hot flushes, moods swings and a low sex drive are just some of the typical symptoms of menopause. But there are a few unusual signs of menopause you’re probably not aware of. Joint and muscle pain Is it painful to walk upright? Does getting out of bed or dressing seem like a nearly impossible task? Menopause could be the culprit. In the early stage of menopause, many women suffer from swollen, stiff and painful joints. This condition is also known as menopause arthritis. It affects the fingers, knees, ankles, hips and back, and is usually more painful in the morning.…
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Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFood & nutrition
October 3, 2014

Beat that menopausal belly fat

Where did I suddenly get this belly? Many women notice an increase in belly fat at or after the arrival of menopause, even if they aren’t actually gaining weight. This is due to decreasing levels of oestrogen which influence the distribution of fat in the body. (more…)
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