Does Smoking affect my Menopausal Transition?

lifestyle Jul 02, 2020

 

Yes, it does!

Smoking promotes an earlier menopause. Smokers start having perimenopausal symptoms one to nine years earlier than non-smokers. The earlier you experience menopause, the more health risks you are exposed to later in life. They...

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Hormonal Constipation

digestion hormone Jun 28, 2020

 

In the clinic, I see peri-menopausal women struggling with cyclic bowel changes and postmenopausal women also struggling with their digestion. Constipation is an issue I see across the board, but for different reasons. 

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Libido

sexual health Jun 14, 2020

Your libido levels change over your lifetime. And it can be multifactorial. 

There are 3 key elements to work on in order to raise your level of desire. These are:

  • the emotional connection from your partner
  • vaginal health
  • hormonal...
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Female Hormone Lifecycle

hormone Jun 05, 2020

It is natural and normal for female hormone levels to fluctuate during one's lifetime.

From birth to puberty we have relatively low levels of reproductive hormones.  This is until puberty starts around the average age of 11. Puberty brings a...

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Vaginal Health during the Menopausal Transition

sexual health vagina May 21, 2020

During the menopausal transition, many women complain about their vaginal health. They may be experiencing general discomfort, itch, redness, stinging, being more prone to tearing and infections.

As your estrogen levels start to decline so does...

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Herbal Teas for Menopause

herbal medicine nutrition May 07, 2020

It's no secret that herbal teas have medicinal benefits. We have been using them centuries for all kinds of health complaints. Best of all they are cheap, readily available and easy to use.

These are my favourite ones to drink while you...

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Minerals for Menopause

mineral Apr 30, 2020

Minerals are ESSENTIAL building blocks for life. You need to obtain minerals through your diet or supplementation as your body can not produce them. Minerals are so crucial for your health that a deficiency can actually cause disease! Just...

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Fluid Retention in Menopause

lymphatic urinary Apr 23, 2020

Are you struggling with puffy eyes, swollen hands, or swelling in the feet? You may even be noticing your rings are tight, visible sock marks, shoes don’t fit anymore or lines on your legs from your pants? These are all signs of fluid...

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Varicose Veins

heart Apr 09, 2020

Varicose veins are dilated or twisted veins under the skin. Why are we talking about them on a menopause website? Because with the reduction of estrogen during this time, you becoming more prone to developing varicose veins. As estrogen has a role...

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Cellulite

skin Mar 19, 2020

Cellulite describes the appearance of dimpling in the skin, it may look similar to the peel of an orange. It is caused by the protrusion of subcutaneous fat into the dermis. It is caused by a loss of flexibility of the connective tissue and muscle...

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