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vaginal estrogen"Confusion around vaginal estrogen"

From Issue 59, Spring 2020
Lack of estrogen can cause dryness and thinning of the vaginal tissues making intercourse uncomfortable or even painful.

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"Understanding Obesity and Menopause"

From Issue 58, Winter 2019
Dr Daisy Mae writes about a weighty issue, close to many women’s hearts.

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"Sex After the Menopause"

From Issue 57, Autumn 2019
The menopause can affect female sexuality and our relationships as we age.

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"Joint Effort"

From Issue 54, Winter 2018
Joint pain and stiffness can be experienced by up to 50% of all menopausal women. So, why is that and what can help?

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"Celebrating Menopause - Should We Drink to That?"

From Issue 51, Spring 2018
Menopause and alcohol.

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"Let’s Talk About Xenoestrogens"

From Issue 50, Winter 2017
What are Xenoestrogens and can they help?

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"How to be Middle Aged without Going Insane"

From Issue 47, Spring 2017
Self-confessed ‘Grumpy Old Woman’ and comedian Jenny Eclair talks about her menopause.

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laugh"Testosterone: The magic extra - or is it?"

From Issue 55, Spring 2019
A specialist menopause nurse explains about this special hormone.

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laugh"Let's Laugh Not Leak"

From Issue 56, Summer 2019
Wetting ourselves and pelvic floor exercises are not a funny topic and it is an intimate issue but Elaine Miller is using comedy to change the world, one vagina at a time.

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BMS"BMS Conference 2018"

From Issue 53, Autumn 2018
HRT and Beyond - Highlights from 2018’s British Menopause Society Conference

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sleep"Tips for Improving Sleep Long Term"

From Issue 53, Autumn 2018
Are you sleeping easy or counting sheep?

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BodyTalk"Body Talk"

From Issue 52, Summer 2018
Makeup artist Jo Menneer explains what menopausal women have taught her about self-belief and feeling more sexy in your own skin after losing weight.

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vits"Are you making the right vitamin connection?"

From Issue 52, Summer 2018
We all need small amounts of vitamins and minerals for our bodies to work properly and to stay healthy.

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megs"Meg's Menopause"

From Issue 52, Summer 2018
Dr Heather Currie has given me the confidence to stand up to the critics of HRT and let me make my own choices. It’s my body, my life, and HRT has given me back a quality of life I thought I had lost when I hit the menopause. This is my story.

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diagnosis"How a diagnosis saved our marriage"

From Issue 49, Sep 2017

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survey"Our Survey said..."

From Issue 49, Sep 2017

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Truth"The Truth about HRT"

From Issue 49, Sep 2017

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Myths"Menopausal Myths Busted"

From Issue 49, Sep 2017

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food"Food to help you feel good"

From Issue 49, Sep 2017

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» "Food to help you feel good"


bioidentical"Bio Identicals"

From the magazine, winter 2016

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info"More Information Needed"

Survey results, sex life, NICE Guideline 2016

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indiaReflections from India.

Taking part in the Indian Menopause Society Conference, Spring 2016

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gsmGSM - genitourinary syndrome of the menopause.

The ultimate guide for painless sex

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image by babasteve. Creative common licenseVaginal atrophy - the taboo subject

Following an online survey, 88% of women said they had a problem with vaginal dryness. Dr Heather Currie and Professor Grant Cumming examine the findings and give advice about treatments.

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latestHRT - What's the latest?

Many women remain confused and worried about the use of HRT for menopausal symptoms. Dr Heather Currie examines the latest findings about this treatment and discusses the pros and cons to help you make an informed choice.

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Perils of the PerimenopausePerils of the Perimenopause

The perimenopause can be a stage of changing periods and early menopausal symptoms, changes which can often vary from month to month causing confusion and unpredictable inconveniences.

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suits youSpecial Report - Bleeding.

Some women reaching the menopause often have trouble with their periods but most celebrate the “freedom” from this monthly cycle. However, argues Dr Heather Currie, is there any need to put up with them at all?

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suits youSuits you ma'am?

Bioidentical hormones: what are they?

The use of bioidentical hormones to control menopausal symptoms is gathering momentum as an alternative therapy to HRT. Dr Heather Currie examines the value of this treatment and whether it deserves the celebrity attention it is receiving...

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sex toysSex Toys

Sex toys are no longer sleazy, tacky or sold in back street shops; you can get them now literally gold-plated. Nor are they only for the lacking, lonely or weird - a huge proportion of women (slightly fewer men) use them and research suggests that those who do are are more, not less, likely to have good sex lives and solid relationships.

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bladder problemsIs your bladder ruling your life?

Bladder control problems can be worsened at the time of the menopause. Dr Heather Currie examines the types, causes and explains treatment options available.

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breast examBreast cancer: risk factors and treatments

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring female cancer in developed countries but earlier diagnosis and improvements in treatment are resulting in the majority of women surviving the disease. In the United Kingdom, whilst 44,000 women are diagnosed every year, 12,000 die from their breast cancer and this number is likely to fall even further.

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sex driveHow to boost your sex drive.

It is quite natural for women to lose sexual desire as a result of changes in their bodies that relate to the menopause or with their stage of life, however, there are treatments to restore libido and reduce tensions, says Dr Heather Currie.

The menopause can affect female sexuality and relationships by various means and sexual problems often occur both with the menopause and with ageing. Sexual problems are estimated to occur in 5% of sexually active women in middle age, yet many women do not disclose the problem...

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heartHormones and the Heart.

It is important for women at the time of the menopause and beyond to be aware of the factors that can lead to heart disease. The results of trials are awaited and consequently there is not enough evidence to suggest that H T protects against cardiovascular disease, however, when used for symptom control in the early years it will not harm heart health, writes Dr Heather Currie.

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wake upWake up to sex at 50!

The 1st question that you may be asking is “Why 50?” The answer is that the magical age of 50 is associated with the menopause, and traditionally with being “past it”, “over the hill”, “long in the tooth”, “not a spring chicken” and regarding sex, definitely “too old for that sort of thing!”

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