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Itchy skin during the menopause

Itchy skin is a symptom that isn’t always discussed in relation to the menopause but it’s surprisingly common. Oestrogen helps to regulate the production of skin oils, helps the body to retain moisture and assists with the production of collagen so when oestrogen levels decline, all of these functions are affected leading to dry and

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Menopause and incontinence

As oestrogen levels begin to decrease during the perimenopause stage, the urethral and vaginal tissues may begin to thin and as women get older, pelvic floor muscles start to relax. These factors may result in urinary incontinence. You may find that you experience a slight leak when you cough, sneeze or exercise – this is

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Muscle tension and the menopause

We’re all used to aches and pains every now and then, especially as we age. Menopause also contributes to this due to the imbalance in hormones. Oestrogen balances out cortisol in your body (also known as the stress hormone) so when the oestrogen depletes, more cortisol is released and the extra stress can cause tension

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Allergies and the menopause

Did you know that you could be more susceptible to allergies during the menopause? When hormone levels alter, your immune system may react differently to allergens which wouldn’t have affected you previously. The body’s line of defence is to produce more histamine – the chemical that is released by your body if there is an

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Depression and the menopause

According to the Mental Health Foundation, depression in women is more likely compared to men. We often hear about fluctuating hormones leading to low mood, anxiety and even depression during the menopause but it is so important we don’t try and normalise depression as just another symptom. The transition itself can bring not only changes

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Burning mouth syndrome and the menopause

This might be one of the more surprising symptoms of menopause that isn’t discussed as much as your typical hot flushes or night sweats. Burning mouth syndrome, what is it and why does it happen? It has been said that the falling levels of oestrogen and hormonal changes during the menopause can reduce the production

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Menopause and sore breasts

It’s likely you may have experienced some form of breast tenderness during PMS but this is also a known symptom associated with the menopause as hormone levels fluctuate. Whether it’s a feeling of soreness, discomfort or a heavy pain, it can be unpleasant so let’s look at some ways of helping to deal with it…

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Beat the bloat

The likelihood is you have experienced bloating before – that tight feeling in your abdominal area. It’s a common symptom of the menopause most commonly associated with peri-menopause. Oestrogen plays an important role in maintaining the accurate amount of water and bile in the body. As these hormone levels fluctuate, the body is known to

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Menopause and body odour

Hot, sunny days and hot flushes – if that isn’t enough to cause excessive sweating, there’s the other menopausal symptoms that are added to the mix, making beautiful sunny, summer days feel unbearable. Fluctuating hormones mean that our bodies are impacted by not being able to regulate our body temperature quite so easily which makes

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Foods to nourish your body during menopause

Having a diet filled with nutrients is important for keeping those menopausal symptoms at bay. Rather than thinking about all the things to avoid, let’s look at some delicious meals we can enjoy while also taking care of our health. Enjoy a calcium rick breakfast In our feature with expert Andrew Petrou on Menopause and

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