Everyone’s heard of the menopause: the time when a women’s periods stop and the next phase of her life begins. However perimenopause – the years leading up to menopause – still goes very much under the radar. One survey showed that 9 out of 10 women were unaware that symptoms they were experiencing were due
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It was World Menopause Day last Saturday and we have put together some ideas of how to help manage some of the key menopause symptoms, including weight gain. How do I know if I’m in menopause? Cessation of menstruation for 12 consecutive months is the definition and therefore the main symptom of menopause, although symptoms
Bloating during pregnancy insight If you are pregnant or have ever been pregnant, you will know that there are a number of not so desirable side effects that come alongside the growth of a baby. One of the main ones is bloating during pregnancy. These are particularly noticeable in the first trimester (three months) of
Friendly bacteria and the menopause Menopause brings with it a number of changes to our bodies, most of which are associated with the reduction in oestrogen production that occurs at this time. Many of these changes are directly linked to a healthy balance of friendly bacteria both in the gut and in the genito-urinary tract.
What is the vaginal microbiome? Today is International Women’s Day and we thought it was an appropriate time to talk about an area of women’s health that is not often discussed ‘out loud’ – the vaginal microbiome. As a company that produces friendly bacteria products, the microbiome (the microorganisms that live both on and in
UTIs are bacterial infections of any part of the urinary tract causing inflammation. More than half of all women in the UK experience a UTI in their lifetime and around a quarter have recurrent episodes. Most UTI bacteria move up from the colon (large intestine), but they might also be caused by bacteria from the