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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’s Menopause Mondays: How to beat menopause fatigue

by Eileen, on 19 September 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

Feeling drained? Constantly exhausted? Running on empty? In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Monday’s I explain why the majority of women will experience fatigue at some point during the menopause and how it can range from being mild to utterly debilitating. Plus, I take a look at what you can do to beat fatigue, including simple ways to boost your energy.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And today I’m going to talk about fatigue. Now, this is one of the more common symptoms in the menopause. And to be honest, the majority of women who go through the menopause will get this at some point or another. It’s part and parcel of the whole process.

However, some women might just get it now and again, but for other women, it’s going to be totally be debilitating. It’s going to be 24 hours, 7 days a week. And when fatigue strikes at this level, it’s going to affect your work, it’s going to affect your family relationships, it’s going to affect your intimate relationships, and it can have a huge impact on your get up and go, and you can you can lose that sort of joie de vivre, if you like.

And it’s very important that this is dealt with, because if it isn’t, it can continue on and on, and it can lead to some serious health issues once you actually get through the menopause, and I’ll talk about those later. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: Lung problems during the menopause

by Eileen, on 12 September 2016, Herbal Remedies

Feeling wheezy? Short of breath? In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at lung problems during the menopause. Although considered a less common symptom, it appears to be more common than previously realised! I explain why the menopause can affect your lungs and I recommend simple ways to support them 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 the menopause and how it can affect your lungs and your breathing. Now, this is not a particularly common menopause symptom, or so we thought. But we’ve been quite surprised by the number of women that are actually contacting us with lung issues. And it was also very interesting that just recently, there was a major article in one of the UK’s daily newspapers all about lungs and the menopause. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: How menopause affects your hair

by Eileen, on 5 September 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at common hair problems during the menopause, including hair loss, thinning hair, dandruff and scalp irritation, dry/brittle hair and more. I explain why roughly 40% of women experience some kind of hair problem around this time and what you can do to support your hair.


Video transcript:

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And today I’m going to talk about hair in the menopause. Now, I know I covered it briefly in one of the questions and answers sessions, but an awful lot of women get in touch with me because they’re worried about what’s happening to their hair. And apparently around about 40% of women going through the menopause will have one sort of problem or another. And our hair is very important to us, isn’t it? It’s our crowning glory, and we all know how it feels when we have a bad hair day. But during the menopause, these hair problems can be continuous and they can have a huge impact in our confidence, in the way we present ourselves to the world, in the way we see our own body image, and with all the other problems that can be going on as well, it can end up making us feeling really low and even depressed. But is it all actually down to the menopause? Because there could be lots of other factors. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: What you need to know about HRT

by Eileen, on 29 August 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays it’s all about HRT. With HRT hitting the headlines again in the UK recently, I take a look at what you need to know if you are thinking of going on it, worried about taking it or wanting to come off it. I explain what HRT does, what happens when you stop taking it and why I recommend when coming off HRT, it is important to do it gradually rather than suddenly.

Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. Today I thought I will talk a little bit about HRT. Now, for those of you in the UK, you will know that just this week there was another study published actually indicating that if you take the combined HRT which is a combination of hormones oestrogen and progesterone, that it may increase your risk of getting breast cancer. And I know that there are probably a number of you out there that are getting really worried about this. There’s probably a lot of you may be thinking about going on HRT and now feeling even more confused than what you were before. Continue reading >

A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: Coping with menopause at work

by Eileen, on 22 August 2016, A.Vogel's Menopause Mondays

In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays it’s all about how menopause can affect your working life. From fatigue and hot flushes to joint pain, bladder issues and memory loss, I take a look at how your symptoms can become an issue at work and what you can do to help yourself, including how to make your workplace a more supportive and comfortable environment during your menopause.

Video transcript:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. Today, I’m going to be talking about menopause and work and how going through the menopause can actually affect your working life and your career. Now, we get lots of emails from women who are really struggling through the menopause, generally, and are finding that their work is actually suffering as well.

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