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Menopause at work

by Sonia Chartier, on 31 March 2017, Menopause, Women's Health
menopause at work

I’m sure you’ve read the articles in the press about how many working days are lost through women being off work as a result of menopause symptoms, and also how many women are struggling either because their symptoms are affecting their work or their colleagues or bosses are unsympathetic to their plight…

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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Waves of fatigue

by Mackie Vadacchino, CEO/PDG - A.Vogel, on 16 March 2017, Menopause, Women's Health

Welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash.  As menopause approaches, your hormones will take a roller-coaster ride, which might leave you feeling especially tired. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal.

We’re bothered by hot flashes all day and we soak the sheets sweating at night, that is, when insomnia isn’t keeping us awake instead. Eventually, we manage to function, at least somewhat, despite being tired all the time. But there’s also that other kind of fatigue that comes with menopause. The dramatic kind. It comes in waves and bowls us over both physically and mentally.


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PMS and sleep disorders

by Sonia Chartier, on 14 March 2017, Stress and sleep, Women's Health
sleep disorders

It’s a familiar tune to most of us: during PMS, we can go from laughing to crying to blowing a fuse at the drop of a hat. And many of us also suffer from sleep disorders without ever linking them to PMS.

But the connection is real. The problem is that fatigue exacerbates mood-related issues…

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Premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual dysphoric disorder?

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 February 2017, Women's Health
PMDD

Most women are pretty familiar with premenstrual syndrome, or PMS. In some women, its effects are debilitating, at which point it becomes more accurately known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

We’ve been hearing about it more and more, but exactly what is it?

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Exercise to ease menstrual cramps

by Sonia Chartier, on 25 January 2017, Women's Health
menstrual cramps

Are you in agony every time your cycle rolls around?

Or do you rely on little extra-strength pills to ease your pain? Either way, you might be happy to learn that a few simple exercises can make a big difference, enough to go from filling a hot water bottle to smiling serenely…

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