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Movement and menopause

Movement and menopause, both aerobic and strength are both the things that women report helps them feel the best they can through the perimenopause and menopause transition. I have written an article on the website which I hope will help and you can move and dance in the kitchen to your heart’s content. Here are […]

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Risks of taking HRT

NICE guidelines state that for the majority of women, the benefits of taking HRT outweigh the risks. For each individual woman this decision is based on your personal and medical history, any pre-existing medical conditions, your family history and whether or not you still have a womb (uterus). Many women worry about breast cancer and

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We welcome everyone

Throughout the Rowena Health website, we use the term women when describing the changes seen in perimenopause and menopause. We acknowledge that it is not only women who need access to menopause information. Some non-binary people, trans men, intersex people or people with variations in sex characteristics may also experience menopausal symptoms, PMS or PMDD.

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What is perimenopause?

The natural menopause is said to be the day one year after your last natural menstrual period. The average age is 51 years in the UK. The perimenopause is the time before that, starting usually in the early to mid 40’s and lasting on average 4-7 years, but it can be longer. Your natural cycle

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Stress and menopause?

The symptoms of stress and menopause are similar and cortisol rises as we age. Psychological and emotional symptoms are common around the time of menopause and include anxiety, low mood, irritability, anger, inability to concentrate and mood swings. You may feel that you have los your self esteem, your body looks different and you cannot

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