Archive for General Health

That Bloated Feeling

All of us at some time usually in the middle of the month have that bloated feeling, this may be due to hormonal in balance. To rectify this along with boosting your digestion a well balanced probiotic in the form of capsules or drink along a balanced diet goes a long way to solving this […]

Swollen stomach & urinary symptoms

Question-: I am 51 and over the last few months my periods have become erratic…last month it was spotting…month before that nothing…my stomach is swollen and so uncomfortable and I think I have a water infection….I’m getting worried is this normal for menopause? Reply-: The change of periods is normal , but the abdominal discomfort […]

Contraception during the menopause.. YES

Question:-Could you please advise me on the types of contraception that can be used during the menopause. I was using the contraceptive injection before but have been told this is no longer advisable. Is there any other reliable contraception other than condoms. Reply-: As individuals it difficult to recommend. Seek the advice of your GP […]

Not the begining of the End

Question-: I am 48 and my period is overdue by nearly 4 weeks. this has never happened to me before, although I have been a few days late recently. could this be the menopause? I feel very anxious about it and am thinking about seeing the doctor for a hormone test. I feel so unwilling […]

Early menopause or not ! get checked out

Question-:I have just read through the symptoms of early menopause and I have 12 of them! most recently insomnia and bladder control. I’m just 40 but had a partial hysterectomy at 28 does anyone think I am going through it or am I just knackered! Reply-: Get yourself checked out, not knowing how partial …depends […]

Oedema & night sweats ! may not be the menopause

Question-: I’m 49 and having some night sweats so I am assuming the menopause has started. I am worried by oedema particularly in my breasts (swollen & tender), abdomen and hands & feet. My hands ache in the morning particularly. Should I take diuretics? Reply:- Night sweats can indicate  the start of the menopause, but […]

Skin cancer – check it out if your in the menopause,where you protected from your younger years !

There are concerns that women in the 50- 60’s  who took up the new trend to have holidays abroad, loved the sun, but didn’t cover up to protect themselves against the intense sun rays, getting that trendy  golden tan. It is the burns or over exposure that may now be showing themselves as skin blemishes, […]

Women & Heart attacks – February National Heart Month

Women share the same risk factors as men, but it is known that three times as many women die of heart attacks than breast Cancer ! Obvious and talked about symptoms include – Tight chest pain with pain radiating down the LEFT arm, shortness of breath, feeling cold clammy & grey in colour Less obvious  […]

Diet – eat breakfast-keep your blood sugars steady.

Diet – eat breakfast,  keep your blood sugars steady. It is noted that if you skip breakfast you are more likely to either smoke, consume alchol and do very little exercise and be over weight. The key to being geneally healthy, but also wanting to loose weight, is to eat breakfast, which will set you […]

Anti Ageing foods

Anti Ageing foods Taken in average portions, 5 servings of anti-oxidant foods per day. Blueberries, sweet potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, Tea: green or white: 4 cups a day. Red Wine or Dark Grape Juice: 1 glass a day. Spices: cinnamon, turmeric, paprika, cayenne pepper, rosemary, ginger. Fibre including beans, brown rice, whole grain pasta and breads. […]

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