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We are frequently asked about menopause; what to expect? How long does it last? Why do I get hot flushes? Menopause is complex and every woman experiences it differently so we are here to shed some light on this topic.
While it can be a seamless transition for some, many women find it a more challenging experience, but why? Let’s get stuck in and discuss some of the frequently asked questions!
“Ageing is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength” Betty Friedan
Is this how you see menopause? Or are you dreading it? If you are a woman in a perimenopausal age and already thinking about it, or perhaps you are currently going through it and struggling, read on and we’ll delve deeper into how to have an easy transition through menopause and avoid or minimise some of the most common symptoms.
Did you know that most women will develop either a fungal or bacterial vaginal infection in their lifetime? For some women, it may become chronic and debilitating, affecting general wellbeing, confidence, sex life, and more. Are you or your partner affected?
A healthy vaginal microbiome is composed mainly of the Lactobacillus strains, including L. acidophilus, L. gasseri, L. rhamnosus, and L. plantarum with some Bifidobacterium species. These strains produce lactic acid, which maintains the vaginal pH balance to be within the required 3.5-4.5.Our blog explores everything from the common signs and symptoms, the research on vaginal microbiome and which probiotic strains are the most beneficial, to what dietary and lifestyle factors can help!