Ovaries

Ovaries

Some women I have met have admitted that they don’t know where they and many women don’t understand how important they are  Most of us have 2 ovaries although some women only have 1.   The ovaries maintain the health of the female reproductive system. They have 2 main...
The Menopause & Your Skin

The Menopause & Your Skin

Lots of women tell me about the skin, hair, and nail changes that they experience during their perimenopause and menopause. Did you know?  As your oestrogen levels drop your skin thins and you are more prone to bruising and skin tears.  The blood supply to the skin...
FSH TESTING

FSH TESTING

I’ve seen lots of women recently talking about purchasing menopause testing kits on the Internet. I just wanted to highlight a few concerns that I have regarding these kits. Most of them seem to be testing FSH levels which is a hormone produced by the brain that...
Heart Disease & The Menopause

Heart Disease & The Menopause

Before the menopause, women in general have a lower risk of being affected by coronary heart disease. But after the menopause, your risk increases. Why does the menopause affect your heart? Oestrogen is a hormone naturally produced in a woman’s body which forms a...
Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

The second most common cancer in women is cervical cancer. (This is the neck of  the womb that sits at the top of the vagina) Cervical cancer is more common in younger women. Trans men can also develop cervical cancer if they haven’t had an operation to remove...
EMAS – Recommendations For Female Employees

EMAS – Recommendations For Female Employees

Recommendations for women/employees experiencing menopausal symptoms The menopause is a natural stage of life but may be caused by treatments such as surgery (oophorectomy), radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It should not be a taboo subject and those experiencing...