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  1. Why we find it harder to sleep as we get older?

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    By Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, neurophysiologist and sleep expert  Achieving deep, restorative sleep is an excellent way to bolster resilience as we age. During this sensitive life stage where many women may also be perimenopausal or menopausal, sleep enables the hormonal shifts to occur more smoothly and emotions to be more balanced and even. When sleep is deep and optimal, the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) – associated with rest, repair, recovery – gets a reboot and the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) – activated by stress – is calmed. An overly active SNS can lead to trouble sleeping with temperature fluctuations and anxiety during the night, while boosting the PNS will help to minimise these issues. This can be done by making good lifestyle choices and adopting some...
  2. Phonak: A Simple Guide to Understand Hearing Tests

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    Are you concerned about a persistent hearing problem (whether yours or your child’s) and don’t know what to do about it? If so, then you need a hearing test or audiogram to determine the extent of your problem. Statistics indicate that about 11 million individuals in the UK have hearing loss, making it the second most prevalent disability in the country. Nonetheless, as an ‘undetectable/invisible’ disability, hearing loss often goes unnoticed hence the need to enroll for a hearing test constantly, or in case you notice any issue. So, how and where do you get a hearing test? To help you grasp what it is all about, here is everything you need to know about a hearing test. What is a...
  3. 9 Tips To Get Fit While Gardening

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    Lockdowns helped us to appreciate our gardens like never before. Confined to our homes our gardens became our saviours!  With travel plans still uncertain for this year, it would seem we are destined to spend more time in our gardens again this year – weather permitting!! Besides the obvious benefits of stress relief and good food or beautiful plants, you can also use your garden to keep you fit! Try these techniques to get fit while gardening: Grab a brush and sweep. If you see a few fallen leaves laying on the floor of your garden, grab a brush and sweep them away. Sweeping could burn as many as 200 calories per hour. Just ensure that you are sweeping hard and fast, as this will get your heart...
  4. Get Lippy: Tips for Your Gynae Appointment

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    Get Lippy Tips for Your Gynae Appointment: Come Prepared Know your symptoms, when they started, and how they have been affecting your life. A timeline of symptoms is important to a doctor when assessing potential gynae conditions or gynae cancers and keeping a symptom diary will be helpful. Know Your Cycle Even if your symptoms aren’t period related, periods are often part of a gynae consultation. Know when your last period was, how regular you are, if anything abnormal has happened with your bleeding. If you’re post-menopausal, and you don’t have periods anymore, have the date of your last period to hand, and if you’ve had any bleeding or discharge since that last period. We have tips on tracking your periods and bleeding which can help! And remember: ANY post-menopausal bleeding,...
  5. 5 top tips to reduce feelings of stress from Dr Marion Gluck

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Are you feeling more stressed now that lockdown is lifting? Stress can dramatically affect hormones and help create an imbalance. In particular, DHEA, an endogenous steroid hormone which gives energy and focus, can fall to low levels when stressed, which will then help trigger too much cortisol. Cortisol plays havoc with hormone levels and can increase appetite, decreases muscle mass, libido and bone density, along with contributing to depression and memory loss. In a balanced nervous system cortisol is routinely released in the morning, which is good, as it gets us out of bed. Levels should drop by the evening as melatonin, the sleep hormone, is released by the pineal gland. Excessive stress can produce an excess of cortisol, which can take...
  6. Is your man tired, grumpy, putting on weight, not interested in sex? The Andropause (Male Menopause)

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    Article by Dr Valeria Acampora Give your man the chance to rebalance his hormones with simple lifestyle tips and tricks that can help boost testosterone and reduce symptoms of andropause, the male menopause. Dr. Valeria Acampora, specialist in Anti-aging Medicine at The Marion Gluck Clinic, explains how declining levels of testosterone can impact wellbeing, concentration, appearance and even sex drive in men. As men age, they may begin to experience symptoms due to declining levels of testosterone, a process known as andropause. Awareness of andropause is generally low, with men frequently dismissing symptoms as old age kicking in. However, studies suggest that as many as 1 in 5 men experience these symptoms. In medical terms, andropause is defined as the progressive decline in testosterone level and an increase in...
  7. Looking after your hearing..from the comfort of your sofa.

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      We only really notice our senses when we feel that we are losing one of them – this is especially true of our ability to see or hear.   So what are the typical symptoms of hearing loss?   – Misunderstanding what others have said to you or responding inappropriately – Needing to ask people to repeat themselves – Missing the telephone ringing or finding it difficult to follow a conversation on the phone – Other people commenting that your TV or radio is turned up louder than they would like – Difficulty determining the direction that a sound has come from – Difficulty following a conversation in a noisy environment – Withdrawing from social situations because you find it difficult to follow conversations   It is important to always get your hearing checked especially if you have...
  8. Menopausal Brain Fog: How to Think Clearly Again

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    Dr Ghazala Aziz-Scott, specialist in integrative women’s health and bioidentical hormone balancing for the Marion Gluck Clinic, explores the menopause and associated brain fog that many women experience. Women in the menopausal age group are rocketing and “rocking it” in the workforce so being fabulous after 50 includes our brain health and retaining clarity and focus of mind. But does menopausal “brain fog” toss us out of the frying pan into the fire? In reality, 60% of women go through some midlife cognitive impairment, the most common being memory loss or forgetfulness. Misplacing your keys or phone is one thing, however, when it also impacts learning ability, information retention, goal setting and organisational skills, even simple tasks can feel challenging. Let’s not forget...
  9. How To Manage Weight Gain When Menopausal

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Dr Marion Gluck, Founder of The Marion Gluck Clinic explains why weight gain is common during the Menopause and how women can go about managing their weight.  As you get older, it is not unusual that maintaining your weight becomes more difficult. Weight gain during menopause is one particularly common issue that we see at the Marion Gluck Clinic, and whilst it’s not an inevitable symptom of menopause it is one of the most visible. Menopause is a natural transition for all women and relates to the end of a women’s fertility. Although often referred to as one phase, this time of your life is split into two periods. Perimenopause usually takes place anywhere from 40 years old and encompasses the time that...
  10. Why losing weight is harder when you’re older – and what you can do about it

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      Have you caught yourself piling on a few extra pounds as you’ve got older? Are your old dieting tricks no longer working as they did? Most people find that staying in shape gets harder with age, but this is no reason to despair. Once you understand how and why it’s happening, you’ll be better placed to tackle it effectively. Metabolic changes Everybody’s metabolism gradually slows down with age. This has some advantages – it’s one reason why elderly people are more likely to survive in the rubble after earthquakes than young, healthy people, because they can survive for longer without food. If you’re getting plenty of food, however, it can be a problem. The first course of action is to cut down your portion sizes and reduce saturated...
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