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Vaginal Dryness – Shhhhhh! 🤫

Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness.

I knooowww. It’s not something you want to talk about. It’s a little bit like incontinence, it’s a not-something-we-talk-about thing. But, it’s OK, you can read about it in private and at your leisure here.

Vaginal dryness is one of the distressing symptoms of peri- and post-menopause. The discomfort of the condition is further exacerbated by the fact that so many women suffer in silence because of its ‘not-something-we-talk-about’ 🤫 status.

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Soft & Brittle Nails 💅

Beautiful nails
Your nails, or more specifically, fingernails.

Have you noticed – along with your hair – they’ve become less robust and brittle?

Fingernails that have always been strong and sturdy are likely to weaken and slow down their growth during the meno years. It’s one of the symptoms.

But, wait! Before you groan I have good news too 😀. First off though, let’s go through the whys and wherefores so you can understand what’s happening. Continue reading Soft & Brittle Nails 💅

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Burning Mouth Syndrome

burning mouth syndrome
Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is one of the unpleasant symptoms of the menopausal years.

It affects around seven per cent of the population (American figure, but according to the info I can tap into it’s similar down under). The most affected members of the population are 1. women and 2. post-menopausal women though pre/perimenopausal women and males can also be affected.

Stress, anxiety, depression and recent traumatic life events put us more at risk of Burning Mouth Syndrome. As these symptoms often go hand in hand with the meno years. it’s not surprising that the number of women affected outnumbers men by 7:1. Continue reading Burning Mouth Syndrome

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6 Ways to Tame Skin Itchy Skin 🤔

itchy skin during menopause

One of the most annoying and lesser-known symptoms of the meno years is itchy skin.

It’s so frustrating.

Often we put it down to dryness (which is true in part) or maybe even mozzies. But when there are no bites and it doesn’t let up we start to wonder just what’s going on. Continue reading 6 Ways to Tame Skin Itchy Skin 🤔

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3 Ways To Improve Hair Loss/Thinning Naturally

Woman in hair salon

Hair loss/thinning.

It’s one of the – well for me anyway – annoying/heartbreaking side effects of the meno years.

When I noticed my hair getting finer and even receding a millimetre at the hairline I was upset. Nobody else noticed, but to me, it yelled. I did my research and discovered that almost half of women who experience hair loss/thinning don’t talk about it (a bit like menopause right?). Continue reading 3 Ways To Improve Hair Loss/Thinning Naturally

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3 Symptoms That Point To You Being In Perimenopause

Perimenopause and Menopause aka The Meno Years.

It’s a bit of a quandary for women.

We’re woefully uneducated about the third part of our menstrual cycle – I’m referring to 1. Puberty 2. Fertility and 3. Meno years.

Most women aren’t even aware that menopause only occurs when one year has passed since our last period, and that the lead-up to menopause is usually years – 6-13 – of perimenopause, which often begins when in our minds we’re still ‘young’. Continue reading 3 Symptoms That Point To You Being In Perimenopause

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Let’s Talk About Anxiety

We asked our biochemist for the lowdown on anxiety and why it’s such a prevalent ‘thing’ during the meno years.

The Psychological Symptoms of Menopause

The main physical symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, sweats, irregular periods and weight gain are generally well known and Continue reading Let’s Talk About Anxiety