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  1. Don’t fear the menopause

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    Article By Dr Marion Gluck, Founder and specialist in women’s health at The Marion Gluck Clinic The recent news coverage around the menopause has been celebrated for raising awareness and giving women a voice about this sensitive and often divisive subject. Whilst the coverage has been brilliant, we must be mindful that the menopause isn’t something to be feared and for many women, symptoms can be minimal or are manageable. Yes, some women may find that symptoms are affecting their lifestyle, but for these women there is effective treatment available. The menopause is a medical condition, and as such medication should be used to alleviate symptoms. The difficulty comes in choosing a treatment option, with HRT receiving negative press and many GPS sadly lacking...
  2. 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...
  3. 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,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Menopausal and feeling down? The link between mental health and hormones

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Dr Marion Gluck, founder of The Marion Gluck Clinic, explores the link between mental health and hormones, and while for women going through the menopause feeling low can be a common symptom, it doesn’t need to be the case!   Whilst it is completely normal that everyone has moments that they feel low or down, especially if they are dealing with difficult circumstances or events, it is important to make the distinction between this and depression. The latter is a condition which requires appropriate treatment and is a state of ongoing low mood irrespective of circumstances that can lead to feelings of pessimism, despair and an inability to cope. Those who suffer from depression find that it often affects many areas of their lives,...
  9. Do you have Dry Eyes? Review of Artelac Eye Drops

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    I am used to working from home, having based myself from home for over 25 years, both in my headhunting career and in running Fab after Fifty. However, the past 12 months of working from home has been so different. I have never spent so much time looking at a screen! In the past being based from home still involved me going to off site meetings and events.  Telephone calls gave me a break from screen time, but during the pandemic Zoom calls became the norm – so natural breaks from my screen no longer exist. By the end of the day I definitely have eye fatigue and my eyes feel quite dry and itchy – prompting me to rub them...
  10. Menopause: 5 ways to be more intimate and open a deeper connection with your partner this Valentine’s

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    Article by Dr Marion Gluck Life is overwhelming at the moment. Home-schooling, WFH or being with your partner 24/7 can all cause us to become more snappy and less patient or even feeling less connected. But what if there is another underlying reason that you can’t get in the mood? The Marion Gluck Clinic offers its top tips on how to be more intimate and open a deeper connection with your partner this Valentine’s. Remember physical touch and sexual connection is an important and vital part of being human. Boost your testosterone levels Yes, women need testosterone and this is a key hormone in maintaining your sex drive. There are many foods that can help boost testosterone levels and these include eggs, almonds, oysters, spinach, salmon, tuna and bananas. Boosting...
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