Fertility problems are rising fast among women. The new phenomenon of early ovarian withdrawal (failure, as the medical profession prefers to call it, just in case a woman might mistake her body for a success story) means that some women in their 30s and 40s are experiencing what previous generations typically faced in their 50s. The reasons are complex – environmental as well as endocrinal. The latest medical research is aimed at reversing menopause in those women who are experiencing premature infertility. Again, Gluck would prefer to begin by treating the whole woman and give the body a chance to work with itself in the healing process, before focusing obsessively on what appears to be the dominant symptom. … [Read more...] about Jeanette Winterson: can you stop the menopause?
Leaving your body to medical science
Renewed confidence is the greatest gift, allowing you to find peace in your own company; to wear what you like rather than let the vagaries of fashion dictate; to enjoy more intimate and honest relationships with your friends; and to find laughter and wisdom where others see only the tragedy of leaving youth behind. I know better nowadays how to wring every last moment of pleasure from each breathing moment and intend to keep doing so, as healthily and heartily as possible, for as many more decades as my beating heart allows. … [Read more...] about HRT opened my eyes, and gave me my life back
‘Audible notifications are the main reason why people keep looking at their smartphones,’ says Professor Griffiths. ‘They make you focus your attention on the messages coming through, and this quickly becomes a habit which can be difficult to break. … [Read more...] about Health tweaks to think yourself happier: Turning off the radio, scrapping your shopping list and quitting sugar in tea – try these tips to help you feel fitter, sleep better and live longer