Endometriosis is a condition that affects 1 in 10 Australian women, yet it’s still misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and often left untreated. We answer a few of your questions about endo below, and remind our readers that painful periods are not normal. You need to see your GP if the pain persists; you may have endo, and […]
Welcome to Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a chronic medical condition where the tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside of it. This month, we stand with EndoWarriors, recognise their bravery, and work towards improving the diagnosis and treatment of this chronic medical condition. As discussion surrounding endometriosis is increased and you receive
Most women are aware of menopause as a hormonal change that will happen eventually (or is perhaps happening right now). But how many of us are really aware of why menopause happens? Understanding what’s happening in your body is important, and could help you better manage your symptoms. Let’s take a quick tour of the
A woman’s fight to beat breast cancer is filled with physical and psychological challenges. Even after the fight is won, side effects of breast cancer treatments can still affect a survivor’s quality of life. One such issue is vaginal atrophy. This cruel condition can severely affect libido, self esteem, and the relationship with a spouse
We live in a fast paced world and as women tend to look after those important to us ahead of ourselves. Women’s Health Week, which ran from 4-8 September, is designed to remind us how important it is for women to put themselves first. We are no good to anybody else if we are not
Menopause is an unavoidable fact of life for every woman. However, for many women this natural process causes anxiety and distress due to the varying symptoms that can accompany it. The good news is that there are many options available to help women manage the symptoms of menopause. Read on to discover the facts about
For many women the joy of being post-menopausal is the sense of freedom that often comes with the end of their menstrual cycle. No longer having to buy sanitary products, worry-free sex and no-more menstrual cramps are just some of the upsides of a post-menopause world, but where there are ups there are inevitably downs.
If you are menopausal and suffering from vaginal dryness, pain or bleeding during or after sex, a burning sensation when you urinate or incontinence you may have vaginal atrophy. But what is it? Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal wall caused by a reduction in the levels of oestrogen