Category Archives: Menopause

Blog posts and articles from Chantry Health about HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) and the menopause.

Insights into PMS Hormonal Imbalance

Many women experience the monthly challenge of PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome). Their symptoms vary and for some they can be severe. In this post I explore how to gain insights and support for PMS hormonal imbalance. What is PMS? Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects a great many women and if you are reading this, the chances are Read More

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Bioidentical HRT – 5 questions to ask

Many women are understandably concerned about standard HRT, and now bioidentical HRT is available for those who can afford it. Here I consider the 5 crucial questions you need to ask if you are considering bioidentical HRT. Bioidentical HRT – the 5 key questions you need to ask 1. What is Bioidentical HRT? Bioidentical hormones Read More

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Alternatives to HRT: Homeopathy

Many of the women I see are drawn both logically and instinctively to a more natural approach to menopause. In this post I suggest that given all we know about the side effects and dangers of HRT, there are alternatives like homeopathy that you can explore. Alternatives to HRT – Why Consider Homeopathy? HRT is Read More

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Journey Through the Menopause

Many women are familiar with the physical symptoms and challenges of menopause, but what of the emotional and personal journey that women undertake at this time. I offer a framework which aims to provide insight and support at this time as women undertake their very own journey through the menopause. What is so special about Read More

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HRT and Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know

Years ago when HRT was launched, alongside the potential for symptomatic relief, we were sold HRT as being “good for protecting you against osteoporosis”. Still today, in practice I find patients afraid of taking HRT because of the side-effects and afraid not to in terms of their long term bone health. In this post I Read More

HRT – the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Whether through a surgical or pharmaceutical intervention, or the march of mother time, menopause is a life stage that can present many challenges for women. And the apparent choice women are so often are presented with at menopause is to take HRT or suffer. HRT – What You Need to Know Before You Decide Menopause Read More