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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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,...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. The Rush of the Hot Flush: Experiencing a Second Menopause when coming off HRT

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    Article by  Miriam McGuirk Menopause – The Second Time Around. At 37 I was pre-menopausal. When the true menopause finally hit me, it hit hard taking years to re-balance my body again and now, some 20 odd years later, here comes the menopause again.  Why? Because the HRT that I was relying on has been pulled away from me, my tightrope slackened, as I tackle an even bigger obstacle – Breast Cancer.   Many may not know that HRT treatment will clash with other medicines so those who have other underlying health issues may find menopause even more challenging.  When my first menopause hit, I had the symptoms many women endure and can empathise with.   In anger and desperation one night, yet again unable to sleep, I sneaked down...
  9. All things menopause: Low Libido

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    Article by Dr Marilyn Glenville Low libido? Don’t worry; your sex life doesn’t have to stop after the menopause. In fact, you might enjoy yourself more than ever! We asked Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, author of  Natural Solutions to Menopause, who specialises in women’s health and menopause to explain, why our libido drops and how to get back it the mood again. Not tonight, darling Many factors can cause a drop in sex drive and these can include tiredness, stress, depression, too much alcohol and low thyroid function so see if you need to take action to make changes in any of these areas. Also think about your relationship; is it...
  10. How the Menopause Affects the Skin’s Ageing Process

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    Article by Dr Barnish   What is the menopause? The menopause is defined as a cessation of menstruation for a period of 12 months, and the several years leading up to the menopause are known as the perimenopause. The age women experience the menopause is variable, with the average usually falling between 50 and 53 years. This age group often makes up a large proportion of patients for medical aesthetic practitioners. It is therefore extremely important to understand the relationship between menopause and the skin. Oestrogen Menopause is a result in the decline and changing of our hormone levels. Although it’s different for everyone, the symptoms of the perimenopause average around four years. There are four main hormones that are involved in the menstrual cycle. Oestrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). The skin changes...
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