It is thought that around 20% of women in the UK have polycystic ovaries and while many of these women will never know they have the condition, it does affect some women.
Carrying fat on your thighs instead of your stomach can help protect you from heart disease.
Relieving your menopause symptoms when you have a history of cancer can involve many extra steps depending on the complexity of your case.
While it might seem that holistic ways to relieve menopausal symptoms are dabbling in the world of alternative medicine, there is a lot of clinical data to support the use of some complementary therapies.
Symptoms of the menopause can be unpleasant and impact on your daily life. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one of the ways you can alleviate these symptoms.
As life gets busy, self-care can often come at the bottom of the list. Careers and family commitments can take attention away from changes happening to your body. It can be easy to miss signs and symptom, put off going to the GP or simply be unaware of a health issue.
Estrogen protects your bones. When your estrogen levels drop during menopause, so does the bone protection. This means that women going through the menopause are more at risk of osteoporosis and weaker bones.
You probably expect to go through the menopause, when your periods stop, in your early 50s. However, some women can experience the menopause much sooner than that.
Low libido, or low sex drive, in women is more common than you might think. Around one woman in three is affected at some stage in their lives and it is thought to affect around 15 per cent of women experiencing the menopause, when periods stop.
Many women are either too embarrassed to seek treatment for vaginal dryness or believe it is a normal part of ageing which they have to endure.