Firstly, have you got a headache or a migraine. Is it related to those fluctuating hormones, the tipple you had the night before, any food you might have eaten, or just the stresses of life?
A topic which comes up time and time again with many friends who have daughters are the differences between ourselves and them at this stage of life!
A tad excited — ‘Men…Let’s Talk Menopause’ is the title of the book I’ve put together after several years of giving talks up and down the country.
Menopause in the workplace – this topic unbelievably remains, even in 2018, one of the most taboo subjects to be addressed within many areas of work. Managers and HR departments remaining reluctant and on occasion resistant to even acknowledge it as a natural transition in a woman’s life that can, for many, have a huge impact.
Breast and heart hormonal updates… Dr Heather Currie past chair of the BMS delivered a talk at the recent BMS Conference in Stirling on breast and heart hormonal updates – she has to be one of the best speakers I have come across – you know you can have complete confidence in what she is […]
Hormones affect all generations, if we all communicated a bit more across those generations and shared our knowledge we would all be better off! Has anyone else noticed that as females, regardless of where you are on your hormonal journey through life, there is a predominance of words beginning with P used to describe each […]
I have had the pleasure of chatting to Teresa Isabel Dias, a Canadian pharmacist, who is doing a fabulous job educating and informing about the menopause over there, where it sounds like they are even more reluctant to talk about it than over here in the UK, if you can believe that! She recently wrote […]
Diagnosis of the menopause…seriously needs to improve and communication…another topic that needs to be addressed. It takes some women to be correctly diagnosed as being perimenopausal simply just too long. So why is that? From a medical perspective, it’s a no brainer to consider the menopause as a possible diagnosis when being presented with a […]
Well it was only a matter of time before I got round to writing about the ‘V’ word, long overdue I know, but it’s hard to prioritise topics with the menopause, there are so many symptoms…this is however always on the top of my agenda when running the workshops as it has to be the […]
Carrying on from the post on low moods and January blues…Forgetfulness and memory loss – how frustrating are these very common symptoms of the menopause. Such underrated symptoms and often dismissed as just part of getting older — they are sooooo annoying! Add to that the pressures of everyday life and the amount of multi tasking […]
In my continuing effort to demystify and normalise talk around the topic of the menopause I interviewed two great friends, who are different in so many ways but very similar in one – they have both reached the age of 60. Both of them have attended my workshops and had different experiences whilst going […]
I was delighted when Dr Faye Rodger, consultant gynaecologist at the Borders General Hospital, agreed to answer a few questions on the menopause. Dr Rodger’s special interests are reproductive medicine, including fertility and the menopause. So, here are the questions that some of you have sent in, and I’ve added the ones which commonly crop up […]