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.
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 >
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.
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 >
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.
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 >
In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I take a look at why you can get very emotional during menopause, including crying for no reason, waking up fearful and worrying all the time. I explain the physical and hormonal reasons behind these emotions and recommend what you can do to help yourself.
Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. Now, do you find yourself crying a lot? Do you find that you’re crying at absolutely nothing? Do you find that you’re getting really deep worry? You’re worrying about things that you never worried about before or are you starting to get fearful of things that are happening in your life and around you?
Now, this is one of the more distressing symptoms of the menopause because this can come on suddenly. These feelings can come on without warning. They can really, really take you by surprise, especially if you’re at work or you’re around other people, it can be very embarrassing if you start to get very, very emotional. Now, usually this is caused by the way that your hormones are actually falling. It’s mainly to do with low oestrogen. Continue reading >
In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays it’s all about phytoestrogens (also known as plant oestrogens) such as fermented soya and how they can help ease low oestrogen symptoms, including hot flushes, anxiety, low mood, joint aches and pains and more. I explain what type of soya you need to take to feel the best benefits.
Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays. And I thought today that I would talk a little bit about phytoestrogens or plant oestrogens and how they can actually help you through the menopause. Continue reading >