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ADHD and the menopause

The perimenopause and menopause can be a very turbulent time, particularly for women with ADHD, whose symptoms can be exacerbated by fluctuating hormones.

This is one reason why so many women are diagnosed in midlife, often as a result of a lightbulb moment, having had a child diagnosed and recognised their own traits.

Katie spoke with Dr Emma Ping about the impact of perimenopause and menopause on women with ADHD, how you can go about getting a diagnosis and some of the ways you can help to alleviate symptoms, both medically and holistically.

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30/05/2023

Joint pain, menopause and fibromyalgia

What happens to our joints and muscles as we age and why are women susceptible to pain and injury during perimenopause and menopause?
Katie interviewed leading Rheumatologist Professor Hasan Tahir about just why we may suffer aches and pains as we age and what menopause has to do with it.
This episode will be really helpful for you if you’re suffering from any aches and pains, but also covers conditions which cause chronic pain, in particular fibromyalgia.

Professor Hasan explains how you can get the correct diagnosis and talks about a range of treatment options, including standard pain relief and lifestyle measures as well as when to know it’s time to seek more specialist help.

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23/05/2023

Lignans for menopause: How flaxseed helps with hot flushes

Research has shown that lignans, powerful phytoestrogens found in flaxseeds, can improve menopausal symptoms.

Specialist menopause nutritionist Emma Bardwell explains why lignans could help with menopause symptoms, like hot flushes, and how to increase lignans in your diet. She also shares a handy recipe to help you get started.

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15/05/2023

How does menopause affect the brain?

Many women in our Facebook group and wider community, complain during midlife and menopause about troubling symptoms such as brain fog, headaches, migraines and a lack of concentration and are often very concerned that this could be the start of something like early onset dementia.

Menopause and fluctuating hormones can have a huge impact on brain health and Katie speaks here to Professor Guy Leschziner, Consultant Neurologist and a Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine at King’s College, London to help us understand how to protect our brain health and actually, potentially reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia in midlife, menopause and beyond.

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02/05/2023

What to expect from an online menopause clinic

We are delighted to have partnered with Stella to create The Latte Lounge+, an online menopause clinic which gives you direct access to online doctor’s appointments, prescriptions to your door, a personalised treatment plan, and so much more. 

Katie speaks here to Dr Rachel Hines, a Menopause Specialist, GP and the Clinical Director of Menopause Services at Stella, about exactly how it works.

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25/04/2023

8 things to know about PCOS and perimenopause

Ask any woman over 40 about perimenopause, and they’ll likely recall several uncomfortable symptoms and bodily changes.

Many women with the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) may wonder if their experiences will differ.

Here’s an overview of PCOS and perimenopause and a few things you can expect.

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14/04/2023

Accessing affordable HRT: All you need to know about the new HRT prescription pre-payment certificate

The HRT prescription pre-payment certificate came into effect in England on 1st April 2023. Great news! As of 1st April, a new pre-payment certificate for Hormone Replacement Therapy prescriptions has been introduced, which will save women hundreds of pounds a year.  Instead of paying for monthly prescriptions, women can now access up to a year's […]

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31/03/2023

The essential facts about Breast Cancer you need to know

How common is breast cancer in midlife, what are the latest treatment options, and how do menopausal symptoms impact recovery?

Katie speaks with her father, Professor Michael Baum, who shares his vast experience and explains how the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer has evolved over the years and just why he's optimistic about the future of breast cancer research.

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14/03/2023

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