There are 34 menopausal symptoms but every woman is different and no one menopause journey will be exactly the same. As you know, I am a big supporter of women taking HRT to manage their symptoms of menopause but I am also really keen to encourage and support women’s health with natural supplements, a good diet, regular exercise and lifestyle changes to improve mental health and general wellbeing.
After starting HRT I saw a significant improvement in my overall health but the effects of hormonal imbalances, including low oestrogen, for me personally included night sweats, weight gain and bloating, mood swings, anxiety, poor sleep, decreased energy levels, and brain fog. Other common symptoms due to low hormone levels include hot flushes, vaginal dryness, low libido, irregular menstrual cycle, thinning hair, and brittle nails to name a few!
Alongside my hormone therapy I ensure I have a healthy diet and I have carefully chosen the best menopause supplements to further support me. But taking several different vitamin tablets every day can be a bit of a faff!
BOMIMO is a new UK based supplement brand that has just launched a nutritional shake is specifically to support peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.
BOMIMO's (Body + Mind + Mojo) first delicious shake is the MenoShake which I have enjoyed trying out over the last couple of months.
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With peri-menopause and menopause finally being taken seriously and enjoying some attention from the media and medical world, and not before time, maybe we can start to put some of the confusion and myths about choosing to take HRT behind us. The Women's Health Study that declared taking HRT increased our risk of breast cancer has now been called out for being misleading. And I hope that means women can now get better information and more choice around managing their menopause.
Experts like Dr Louise Newson are working really hard to provide clear, evidence based information. The documentary presented by Davina McCall and produced by Kate Muir made great strides in helping women understand. I am not an expert - far from it - but I am happy to share my personal experience on my blog. I have a Menopause resources section where I share some of the best information I have found to help you do your own research.
This post is to update you on where I am with my HRT journey, share some HRT gel reviews and discuss progesterone intolerance. I also want to highlight some of the myths surrounding HRT and point you in the right direction for getting help with your menopause symptoms.
Urinary infections | treating cystitis and preventing bladder infections with herbal complex, Uralix
Did you know that urinary infections are very common and affect most women at least once in their lifetime, and that menopause is often a time when UTIs become even more frequent? Up to one in five women will have repeated urinary infections, they can happen at any time but are most likely in women who are sexually active, pregnant or post menopausal. UTIs are always uncomfortable and often debilitating with symptoms including:
A need to frequently pass urine, an inability to hold urine and needing to go urgently, burning, stinging or pain and sometimes cloudy, smelly urine possibly stained with blood.
So not only are frequent urinary infections uncomfortable, painful and annoying, they often need repeated treatment with antibiotics. And we know that taking too many antibiotics isn't a good idea, especially for our gut health and general wellbeing.
On my blog, I am keen to open up more conversations about things that are considered 'embarrassing' my hope is that by talking more honestly and openly we can find solutions, support each other and make our lives easier and healthier!
My blog post about urinary infections is to give you some background on why they become more common in menopause, to share lifestyle tips that can help in preventing bladder infections as well as introduce you to a fabulous new herbal supplement called Uralix that is hugely successful at prevention of UTI's inthe first place!
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I've spoken about insomnia in menopause and my own difficult relationship with a good nights sleep on my blog before and one of the things I always recommend is limiting screen time (and blue light) at least an hour before bedtime. But I find that listening to sleep meditations, music for sleep or a sleep story really help me drift off to sleep, and that means using my phone and Apple EarPods. However, there is now an alternative in the form of this clever little non-digital, screen-free device from Morphée which contains 210 sessions of meditation and sophrology to promote falling asleep as well as encouraging a deep and restorative sleep.
Morphée was created in France and has enjoyed huge popularity and success there and it has now arrived in the UK.
Read on to see how I got on with Morphée...
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