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Susanne’s blog

I originally set up Menopause Support to pass on information and experiences I gathered through my tricky menopause. If you want my ideas, tips and products to help you with your symptoms, or if you want to know more about the latest menopause research then read my blog. I?d love to hear your feedback so please post a comment at the bottom of the page!

SUPER SUMMER SALE ON ALL MENOPAUSE TREATMENTS & PRODUCTS!

7. June 2011 07:21

This is our BIGGEST sale ever so don’t miss out on fastastic savings with our SUPER SUMMER SALE!!! 

One of the questions we are asked many times is ‘Which products might help with my symptoms?‘. In order to make it easier to find out what natural treatments can help with your menopause symptoms we have re-categorised the shop to make it easier for you.

Categories include Cooling Solutions to help with those hot flushes and night sweats; Nutrition & Weight Control to help you stay in control of your body; Head & Mind to help with anxiety, depression, insomnia & mood swings; Intimate Moments to help with symptoms such as vaginal dryness; Hair, Skin & Bones to improve condition and to combat aching joints; as well as our popular Book section. Hopefully this will make it much easier for you to go directly to the area you are looking for to see what you can take that might ease your discomfort. 

So, take advantage of these reductions to bag yourself a bargain

Menopause Support Survey Results

2. June 2011 05:52

Over two-thirds of women suffer from hot flushes our recent survey results showed, and nearly a half (49%) want more information on HRT alternatives to help with their menopausal symptoms.  But even though hot flushes were the most common symptom, surprisingly nearly 60% of women complained that problems with the head, such as headaches, migraines, anxiety and confusion, were a symptom of their menopause too.  Our present free Top Tip download is 10 Ways to Improve your Headaches and Migraines. You can find this on the right hand side of the homepage. If you know of anyone who may also be suffering, then please share the link with them too.

 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our questionnaire.  We had a fantastic response and the results and your comments are very helpful and give us a good idea of what support you’re looking for through your menopause.  We will be making changes over the coming months but hope we will continue with this website as three-quarters of you use the internet to look up remedies and treatments for the symptoms of the menopause.  We’re also looking at writing a book based on the Menopause Support Programme as nearly half of you (49%) get your information from books.

 

We’ve drawn the winner from those that completed the survey and we are pleased to announce that Carol from Plymouth won our goodie box containing a mini Chillow Pillow, a cooling scarf, FEMA 45+ multivitamins, Pure Fish Oil capsules, Spiezia Facial Cleanser, a step counter, lemon Materia Aromatica aromatherapy oil, a selection of Pukka Teas, Walnut, Olive & White Chestnut Bach Flower Remedies, a Recovery Remedy, some Yes! Lubricants and a relaxing cd!

How does a Ladycare magnet help menopause symptoms?

17. March 2011 06:20

A Ladycare magnet is a small, discreet plastic magnet.  It is a tear drop shape similar to the size of a desert spoon, which you wear all day and night, attached to the front of your underwear, just below the tummy button.  We know that many women find them very helpful in reducing menopausal symptoms after about a month of continuous use.

 

  

In a trail of 508 women between 50-67% found a reduction in their anxiety, weight gain, mood swings, vaginal dryness, insomnia and breast tenderness.  Also a 33% decrease in hot flushes, loss of libido, memory lapse and aching muscles.

 

But how does the magnet work?   I’ve always thought it must be using a similar system to the wrist magnets you use to help motion sickness.  But a recent piece of research shows more clearly how it works.  A trial of 35 British police women measured the levels of the two parts of the nervous system before and then after wearing the magnets for a month.

 

The first part of our nervous system is our ‘fight and flight’ system and secondly, our ‘rest and digestion’ one.  We know that it is the first system that gets fired up when we get hot and sweaty.  This trail showed that after wearing the magnet for a month there was a significant increase in the ‘rest’ nervous system compared to the ‘fight’ system being stimulated.  So this looks like a plausible explanation as to the way the magnet might be correcting your menopausal symptoms.

 

To celebrate this new piece of research we’re offering the Ladycare magnets at a special price of £18.95 until April 30th! 

 

 

Menopause Support Goes National!

7. December 2010 06:08

Welcome to our new website, we hope you like the changes we’ve made!

 

Following the success of the original site we decided to use a similar format but extend it to help and support even more women.  We listened to all the feedback from our workshops and through the forum.  We feel we now know better what you want information on, how you want to receive support and what you’re interested in buying. 

 

You’ll notice there’s a new ‘Free information’ section with lots of useful tips, ideas and advice on how to help yourself through this often challenging period in a woman’s life.  We’ve made all the pages printable so that you can read them when you want.  You can also download Top Tips and listen to a podcast on ‘Cooling the Hot Flushes’ – all for free. 

 

We’ve also extended the advice we offer to include 1 to 1 telephone advice and telephone workshops.  So it doesn’t matter if you can’t get down to the South-West to join a workshop – you can now get support through a telephone call either privately or with a group of women. Check out the ‘Advice’ section and see what suits you best.

 

We’re increasing the range of useful products in the shop too – take a look at the new Gift Boxes, ideal Christmas gifts for those who need a little helping hand managing their symptoms.

 

We hope you enjoy using this new site – we’d love to hear what you think and if there are any further improvements you think we can make – drop us an e-mail on info@menopausesupport.org.uk  or telephone  01392 876122.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

British women suffer more during menopause than women abroad!

22. September 2010 12:21

An interesting survey from The University of Westminster was published recently about the level of reported menopausal symptoms from women living in London, America, Canada, China and Japan.  The report concludes that British women experienced more severe symptoms than those in other countries from around the world and that this is probably due to stress.  The researchers believe that stress could be one of the key factors exacerbating the condition in British women.  I wonder about this too, as I’m sure our generation are having a harder time at menopause than our mother’s and grandmother’s generations and just maybe this is because we try to pack so much into our lives?

 

The range of symptoms included all the normal ones that we know so well – night sweats, hot flushes, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, upset stomach, aching joints and depression. The results show that hot flushes and night sweats were common to all women but other symptoms such as tiredness, insomnia and irritability depended on culture, age and where they lived. 

 

Higher levels of hot flushes were experienced by British and American women compared with Chinese and Japanese.  The study suggests that this may be due to the large amounts of soya in Eastern diets helping to support the drop in oestrogen through the menopause.  I think this could be true, but suggest you stick to the fermented whole bean soya foods such as tofu, temph and miso.

 

The final conclusion of the study is that “Each women needs to be treated according to her unique experiences going through the menopause and we shouldn’t allow stereotypes to distort what the menopause entails.”  Here at Menopause Support we totally agree with this statement and aim through our Menopause Support Programme to give women the information, advice and support they need to make the right decision about their own menopause treatments.