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Perimenopause: Easing the Transition from Menstruation to Menopause

Menstruation and menopause are well-known biological milestones in a female’s life. Contrary to popular thinking, menopause is not the period of months or years when a woman is “going through the change [more…]

How to Recognise PCOS Symptoms

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is described as a syndrome rather than a disease because it shows up as a group of signs and symptoms that can occur in any combination. Here are some of the symptoms [more…]

Tips for PCOS Sufferers

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome isn’t a nice condition but the good news is that you can keep the symptoms more or less completely at bay. Here are some tips to help you: [more…]

How to Handle PCOS Symptoms through Low-Carb Substitutions

The cornerstone to controlling PCOS symptoms is eating the low-GI (Glycaemic Index) way, where carbs break down slowly into your bloodstream so your blood sugar levels remain stable. Try these simple swaps [more…]

What to Expect after a Hysterectomy

What type of recovery you’ll experience after having your uterus removed depends largely on the kind of hysterectomy you have. Generally, abdominal and radical hysterectomies bring the greatest post-operative [more…]

Do You Have Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder?

If you’re a woman who is distressed and unhappy because you’ve gone a long time without experiencing sexual interest, either in the form of fantasies or wanting actual physical contact, you could be suffering [more…]

How to Talk to Your Daughter about Her Period

Talking about the miracle of menstruation is a necessary part of helping your daughter make the transition from little girl to young woman. While the thought of discussing such a personal matter can leave [more…]

Symptoms that Indicate Menopause Is Near

Most women begin experiencing menopause symptoms, which are the result of hormones getting out of balance, while they're still having periods. If you experience any or all of the following symptoms, check [more…]

How to Deal with Hot Flashes during Menopause

Menopausal women often experience hot flashes where a sudden, intense wave of heat overcomes them. Follow these pointers for reducing hot flashes and their effects: [more…]

Five Tips for Getting through Menopause

Some women breeze through menopause without realizing it's upon them; others are not so lucky. Here are five tips for making the journey through menopause easier. [more…]

The Three Stages of Menopause

Before you enter the three stages of menopause, you are in premenopause — literally, "before menopause." (Premenopausal women show no symptoms of menopause: periods are normal and regular, and hormone [more…]

Menopause For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman's life, but not all women understand it. Become familiar with the three stages of menopause [more…]

Roe v. Wade: How Abortion Became Legal in the United States

Roe versusWade, better known as Roe v. Wade,is the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion within the first two months of pregnancy. Up until then, individual state laws regulated abortions [more…]

Symptoms that Say ‘Menopause is Coming’

For the majority of women, symptoms of menopause (which you experience because your hormones are becoming unbalanced) start appearing before periods come to a stop. Check this list, and if you find that [more…]

The Five-Step Programme for Getting through Menopause

Some women barely realise that menopause is upon them. Other women, however, are less fortunate. If you’re one of the latter, take on board these few ways to make your experience easier on yourself: [more…]

Menopause-Related Words and Meanings

Although this is far from being a complete list of terms that you might hear being used when the menopause is being discussed, the following five essential terms should help you to understand the basics [more…]

Hot Flushes and Menopause

Because many women only start thinking about menopause when they start getting hot flushes, here are a few quick tips for dealing with this menopause-related symptom: [more…]

Menopause For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Menopause signals the end of the reproductive phase of your life and so is a significant time of physical, emotional and mental change for many women but, for generations, women of all ages have wandered [more…]

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