Entries by katharine

Premenstrual Disorders May Indicate Early Menopause

A recent study has revealed women who have premenstrual disorders are twice as likely to go through early menopause. This new finding could have important implications for many women’s health. Here, we’ll break down what the latest research says, how early menopause can impact your overall health, and why regular screenings are important. Premenstrual disorders […]

Exercising with Endometriosis

Living with endometriosis isn’t easy. For many, it’s a daily challenge of managing pain, fatigue, and the emotional toll the condition can take. However, one thing that can help to make living with endometriosis a little easier, is exercise. While the thought of getting active when you’re in pain can sound absurd, there are certain […]

Are Flu and COVID Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy can be an exciting journey, but it can also be daunting. You need to keep both you and your baby safe, which includes preventing viruses. But, how safe is it to have vaccines during pregnancy? With winter on the way, it’s important to think about how you can avoid illnesses like the flu and […]

Young People Urged to Take Health Precautions

As students begin a new term at university, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is urging them to take precautions to protect their sexual health. Both gonorrhoea and HPV cases have increased dramatically in young people, leading to potentially serious consequences. Here, we look at the rise in sexually transmitted disease, and how to protect […]

Painful Bloating? Could Be Endometriosis

Though not an official medical term, ‘Endo belly’ is used to describe the severe bloating and discomfort that often accompanies endometriosis. Affecting one in 10 women with the condition, it is often misdiagnosed as IBS due to its similar symptoms. In today’s blog, we’ll break down what Endo Belly is, how diet can be used […]

Menstrual Health and Menopause – New Work Standards

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has revealed new workplace guidelines to increase support for women experiencing menstrual health challenges and menopause. This is not just progress; it’s a monumental leap forward. The new guidelines include initiatives such as workspace modifications, specialised training for managers, and flexible work options. These changes aim to shatter long-standing taboos […]

One in Three Women Experience Vaginal Dryness

According to recent figures from the British Menopause Society, one in three women experience vaginal dryness during menopause. Alongside vaginal itching and irritation, these common symptoms can prove challenging to manage. The good news is these challenges don’t need to define your menopause journey. Here, we look at what vaginal dryness is, what causes the […]

How to Treat PMS, or Period Flu

Have you ever noticed that the telltale signs of your period’s arrival seem suspiciously like flu symptoms? If so, you’re not alone! Many women experience what has become colloquially known as ‘period flu’ – a range of premenstrual symptoms that mimic those of the flu. In this blog, we’ll look at what period flu is, […]

Physically Demanding Work Linked With Male Fertility

New research has hinted at a link between job-related activities and sperm quality. Led by scientists from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the latest study reveals that men who engage in jobs requiring regular lifting of heavy objects, tend to have a greater sperm count compared to those in less physically demanding […]

Long COVID Causes Worse Menopause Symptoms

Researchers in the UK have recently discovered middle-aged women with long COVID tend to experience worse menopause symptoms. These include feeling extreme tiredness, having trouble thinking clearly, getting dizzy out of the blue, and finding it hard to sleep all night. As more information about long COVID comes to light, it seems women who are […]