Competition to win a pelvic floor personal trainer!

Pelvic floor function is compromised during menopause because of the decrease in oestrogen, so we need to work these important muscles more than ever before. When I teach pelvic floor exercises I always teach two types; quick and slow. These two types will help different types of incontinence. The quick ones will help keep us … Continue reading “Competition to win a pelvic floor personal trainer!”

Small changes…Need a hug?

Happy New Year! I hope you are all well and you managed to survive Christmas, especially those who are suffering with hot flushes! Cooking the Christmas dinner is hard enough without these! If you are suffering with anxiety and depression or just the “January blues” I have a closed Facebook group and the ladies in … Continue reading “Small changes…Need a hug?”

Exercise is so important for mental health & physical health during menopause

I would like to share a secret with you from both my personal and clinical experience. Cardiovascular and weight bearing exercise will not only help your body but also your mind. When you hit menopause not only do you have the physical changes to deal with, but also the psychological changes. These symptoms vary from … Continue reading “Exercise is so important for mental health & physical health during menopause”

If you do not change what you do – nothing will change. I am taking up Yoga to help me through the Menopause!

That old saying “If you don’t change what you do then nothing will change”. Well it is so true. I have started using CBT regarding my hot flushes and that has worked enormously, so I thought ok let’s really embrace a calmer approach to life. For the last year or so, my knees and hips … Continue reading “If you do not change what you do – nothing will change. I am taking up Yoga to help me through the Menopause!”

Menopause- latest research on HRT as featured in the Daily Telegraph

On Monday 25th August, The Daily Telegraph featured an article on HR which stated that taking HRT can triple the risk of breast cancer. Yes Cancer is a risk of HRT along with stroke and heart disease. However research can sometimes be questionable, I have not read the research paper and will try and find … Continue reading “Menopause- latest research on HRT as featured in the Daily Telegraph”