Healthy eating and menopause

In their 40s or 50s, most women in the UK start their menopause. Due to hormonal changes, in particular a fall in oestrogen levels, menstrual periods are less regular and eventually they stop altogether. There are variety of menopausal symptoms, the most common ones are hot flushes and night sweats. Other less common symptoms include […]

Menopause: Act now or miss out

Immediately after attending a seminar regarding numerous benefits of menopause treatment, I called my mum to check whether it was too late for her to begin therapy, I was bitterly disappointed to discover it was. Whilst there is a general understanding of what the menopause is, and how it can dramatically affect women, proper education […]

The Challenges of Menopause and HRT in 2020

We Have Come A Long Way… The use of HRT has had various highs and lows over the 25 years since Dr Johnston started practicing in the menopause field.  Within the last few years, people have felt freer and more able to speaking publicly about menopause. In particular, the celebrities Lorraine Kelly, Andrea MacLean from […]

The Menopause: Getting Your Nutrition Right!

Menopause is characterised by the reduction of oestrogen production in the body, which leads to the ending of the menstrual cycle in women. Some women rejoice at the thought of finally never having a period again, whereas others dread menopause, as the sign of the end of their fertility. In different countries, menopause is perceived […]

The male menopause explained

What Is The Male Menopause? Age related testosterone deficiency and the ‘male menopause’ are conditions that are now receiving significant attention from the media and doctors alike. The term ‘Male Menopause’ refers to the symptoms associated with the gradual reduction in testosterone levels experienced by the ageing man that leads to a testosterone deficiency and […]