Hormone Knowledge

Hormone Knowledge2018-09-12T14:09:19+00:00

The menopause can be a daunting time of your life, with changes happening to your body that seem to be out of your control. One way to become more comfortable with these changes is to understand clearly what is happening and why. Here at Hormone Health, our goal is to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible prior to, during and after the menopause.

There are numerous medical terms that can sound quite intimidating before you know what they are, and searching for information online can sometimes raise more questions than they answer.

This section of our website is here to help guide you through the menopause with a series of articles in plain English from our leading consultants and specialists that outline the key facts you need to know.

Please click on the headings for the full article:

Menopause: What is it?

Menopause means the monthly period stops. From a medical perspective, the menopause is defined as having happened at the time one year after the last menstrual period.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Many women will experience few or mild symptoms, but others can have severe effects both physically and emotionally impacting on their work and home life.

Hormones and menopause symptoms

The common symptoms of menopause, the hormonal causes and potential options available that can help alleviate these symptoms.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Symptoms experienced during the peri-menopause can be similar to those described as Premenstrual syndrome (more commonly referred to as PMS).

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) part 1

Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT is a treatment used to relieve the symptoms experienced during the menopause.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) part 2

The benefits and risks of HRT are explored in this article.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) part 3

An insight into the different types of HRT and how it can be used to manage the menopause.

Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies have long been used throughout the world as a traditional approach to help manage the symptoms of the menopause.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus develops in other places, such as on the bladder, bowel and ovaries. Scar tissue and adhesions can form and in severe cases; this causes organs to stick together.

Androgen deficiency, Testosterone and Libido

Testosterone is the main male sex (androgen) hormone, but it is also a vital hormone in the everyday balance of a woman’s system.

Vaginal Atrophy

A common consequence of the menopause, but can be a condition that affect women of all ages.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a condition that usually affects younger women, but can be extremely debilitating for anyone suffering this disorder.

Bio-Identical Hormones

These are medicines that are made from the same chemicals / hormones that the body produces. The attraction for these types of medicines is that they appear to be a more natural approach to managing hormone imbalances, especially the menopause.

Bone Health - part 1

Bone health is one of the most important health considerations for a woman going through the menopause. This article, the first of 3, provides background information about bone health.

Bone Health - part 2

This is the second article of 3, which focuses on the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

Bone Health - part 3

Final part of 'Bone Health', looking at the treatment of poor bone health.

Female Health Screening

Tracking one’s health is increasingly important as our work and home lives are more hectic than ever, this article describes Hormone Health's approach to screening.

Managing common problems in the menopause

This paper covers the current situation regarding the diagnosis and management of the menopause.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) – part 1

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is an important consideration for everyone, as it is the leading single cause of death for both men and women. This is the 1st of two articles looking at the management of CHD in women.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) – part 2

Final part of 'Coronary Heart Disease', looking at the symptoms and treatment of coronary heart disease.