The Menopause Blog

Looking after yourself once the menopause ends…

The menopause can be full of ups and downs and once your periods have stopped and your symptoms have settled down, you may find that you have a renewed sense of self. This is the dawn of your autumn years and it’s time to approach your life slightly differently!

Does The Menopause Affect Friendships?

Have your friendships suddenly become a bit fraught or you’ve noticed it’s getting much harder to be around the people you care about the most? These are both tell-tale signs that your menopause could be affecting your relationships. Read on to discover how to avoid doing irreparable damage to your closest, oldest and most cherished friendships…

Are you getting enough B-vitamins?

When it comes to the menopause and feeling fatigued it could be worth you while considering what your B-vitamin status is. This group of vitamins can be easily depleted by stress and a busy lifestyle and are essential for supporting energy, mind and mood…

Digestive troubles and the menopause – are they linked?

When it comes to talking about the menopause, you’re likely to be familiar with the warnings of hot flushes, night sweats, fatigue and changes in your periods. However, not many women tend to share how the menopause affects their digestion.

Are Your Hormones Messing With Your Sleep?

Sleep is vital, yet many of us crave more of it. Even just one night of disturbed sleep may impact on your ability to cope with stress, leaving you feeling lethargic, groggy, irritable and unable to think straight. However, many menopausal women experience sleep problems night after night, which may impact on their well-being and vitality. The body tends to repair cells during deep sleep, so quality as well as quantity of sleep is important.

Menopausal Blues

Have you got a case of the mid-life blues? It’s not unusual to start noticing a change in your mood and periods in the time leading up to the menopause. Some common symptoms that may be experienced throughout the perimenopause are low energy, low mood, anxiety and even depression. Let’s take a more detailed look into some of the factors that may trip up your mood.