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Eileen's Menopause Blog

"I am happy to pass on my personal knowledge and experiences to help those who are still unsure of what is happening to them."

When I realised that I was slowly approaching ‘that age’ I decided I wanted to know as much as possible about the menopause, I wanted to know what physical and emotional changes were likely to occur and what could be done naturally to control or reduce them. I spent several years reading and researching as much material as I could.

This helped me tremendously going through the menopause as I could almost anticipate symptoms depending on how my life was going at the time. This also allowed me to make the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes to ward off the symptoms. So I am here today happy to pass on my personal knowledge and experiences to help those who are still unsure of what is happening to them.


A.Vogel Talks Menopause: 5 lesser known symptoms of menopause explained…

by Eileen, on 23 February 2017, A.Vogel Talks Menopause

This week I take a look at 5 more lesser known menopause symptoms, which are actually a lot more common than previously realised. I explain what causes them and what you can do to help yourself.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to A.Vogel Talks Menopause. And today, I’m going to talk about some more of the less common symptoms of the menopause, although we’re finding that they are more common than what we first thought. Continue reading >

A.Vogel Talks Menopause: A simple detox to help your menopause

by Eileen, on 20 February 2017, A.Vogel Talks Menopause

This week, with spring on its way, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about detox and how undertaking one or two a year can help improve your menopause. Plus, my weekly videos have also had a little spring clean, with a lovely makeover and brand new name – A.Vogel Talks Menopause.


Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to A.Vogel Talks Menopause. Now, here in the UK, spring is coming, and it’s a great time for change. And as you can see, we’ve had a little bit of a change here. We’ve also changed the name of the weekly videos, and we’re now going to be called A.Vogel Talks Menopause. But don’t worry. We’re still going to be out at the same time, every week on a Monday evening, and the format is going to be exactly the same.

Spring cleaning

So, today, because spring is starting to arrive, I’m going to talk about spring cleaning. Now, I can remember when I was little that every spring my mum would spring clean the house, and everything would be washed, and tidied up, and brightened up. And it was a wonderful feeling after the long, dark months of the winter to have a lovely, fresh house. And our bodies need a little bit of a spring clean or a detox after the long winter months. Now, for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere who are coming up to autumn, autumn is another great time to do a detox as well. So you can do it either spring or autumn, or you could do it twice a year if you want to. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: Pregnancy & Empty Nest Syndrome – the broody blues of menopause!

by Eileen, on 13 February 2017, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

This week it’s all about the broody blues of menopause! Suddenly feeling an overwhelming urge to have a baby? Or if you have children, are you feeling down as they become more independent? I explain why you may experience these two very common feelings as you approach or go through the menopause as I take a look at pregnancy and empty nest syndrome at this time.



Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And today, I’m going to talk about pregnancy in the menopause, and also about empty nest syndrome, and very often, these two things come together.

Now, it’s quite interesting, the number of women who contact me actually saying that as they’re approaching the menopause, they are desperate, absolutely desperate for a baby. And they have this deep-seated need that it’s taking over their lives. And this can be women who’ve already had children, who’ve maybe got children who are leaving home. It can be even women who have never had the desire to have children suddenly find that they’re absolutely overwhelmed by this need to get pregnant. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: 5 drinks that can upset your menopause

by Eileen, on 6 February 2017, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

This week I take a look at 5 drinks we regularly consume that can have a negative impact on your menopause symptoms. I explain how to watch your intake of certain beverages; how cutting down slightly can make a big difference and the alternatives you could be drinking instead.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And today, I’m going to talk about drinks. Now, over the last year or so, I’ve mentioned, on many occasions, about the drinks that you shouldn’t be drinking or you should be cutting down on. But I’ve not really gone into it into great detail on why they can be so bad for you. So I thought, today, I’d have a little go. And it’s just one of these things… Unfortunately, the things that we like, very often, tend to be the things that are quite not so good for us. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: Bladder weakness during menopause & its causes

by Eileen, on 30 January 2017, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

Going to the toilet more? Leaking a little when you laugh, run or jump? In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays it’s all about bladder weakness, what causes it and what you can do to help support your bladder better.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And today, I’m going to talk about a weak bladder.

Now, in the past, I’ve gone into quite a lot of detail over bladder infections, and also a sensitive bladder. But a weak bladder is really, really common in the menopause, and it’s a combination of certain things. Falling oestrogen can actually weaken the whole structure of the bladder. It can weaken the bladder valve and that tends to give you less control over the actions of the valve itself. It can also be to do just with age. It’s one of these things that happens as we get older, things tend to get a little bit weaker generally.   Continue reading >