This week, I’d like to introduce you to Kathryn Colas, author of How to survive menopause without losing your mind, a topic very close to my heart after running the Hysterectomy Association for 22 years. Kathryn is the founder and chief executive of the women’s advice and support service Simply Hormones, her aim is to empower women with better information and influence policy and practices to improve their daily lives.
According to a recent study, the menopause typically lasts more than seven years, so you’ll want to make the transition as comfortable as possible. Fortunately, the symptoms of the menopause can be alleviated by adopting a healthy diet, taking beneficial herbs, and making lifestyle changes. This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally.
I knew I had a fibroid along with a phobia surrounding doctors, needles, hospitals etc. At around 41 I started experiencing pressure in the abdomen and a need to urinate more frequently, I ignored it. A routine medical picked up blood in my urine which culminated in an ultrasound and a cystoscopy which resulted in Frieda the fibroid being found. The medical team said it could be that I would make it to menopause and Frieda would begin to shrink, at this stage she was around 5cm.
Over 142 women had at least one ovary removed every single day between 2013 and 2014 in England and Wales. In Wales, the average age for women undergoing this procedure was 47. In England over 17,000 women had both ovaries removed and 15,000 had just one taken away before they were 55.
Controlling the menopause at Christmas is something that all women of a certain age may need to consider. Diet can play a large part in how menopausal women cope with the changes the body goes through during this time. Good nutrition can help reduce certain health conditions that may develop as a result of the menopause, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. With the festive season upon us once again, implementing these dietary changes may seem unrealistic. The good news is that with careful planning and monitoring, it is still possible to enjoy many foods during the Christmas period to enjoy a healthier and happier menopause.
I am 5 days post op hysterectomy and my name is Sue. I’m 46 and had a total abdominal hysterectomy, ovaries and tubes removed on Thursday. I had been suffering with fibroids for years and it wasn’t till March this year I had another scan which revealed so many fibroids they couldn’t make out where one started & one finished.
I had a hysterectomy on the 23rd June 2011 as I had been suffering wth heavy bleeding for about 2 years and was very aneamic. I had a hysteroscopy in March prior to this and biopsies were taken which, thank god came back ok.
All started several years ago … fibroids. A wait and see approach was taken by my doctors. Eventually due to bloating, painful nauseous periods (having to take time off work) low iron count and feeling very constantly tired, I decided to see a gynaecologist.
It all started several years ago … fibroids. A wait and see approach was taken by my doctors. Eventually due to bloating, painful nauseous periods (having to take time off work) low iron count and feeling very constantly tired, I decided to see a gynaecologist.