The journey through life can be a biological rollercoaster. It can throw up certain health conditions that are specific to women, due to differences in hormonal make-up and physiology. Throughout different life stages, the conditions most likely to affect you will vary, as your body changes.
Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder, caused by bacteria entering from outside. While this condition can happen to anyone, women are more susceptible than men because they have a shorter urethra for the bacteria to travel along. This infection can lead to pain and a burning sensation when urinating, and make urine cloudy or smelly.
Menopause is a natural transition of the female body as it goes beyond the child-bearing years, the ovaries stop producing eggs and menstruation ceases. It most often occurs between the ages of forty and fifty-five and can have numerous symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes and irritability, decreased libido and dry skin.
Fluctuating hormone levels during your menstrual cycle may lead to PMS symptoms. These include mood changes, irritability, water retention, headaches, fatigue and cravings for specific foods, like chocolate.
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Designed specifically for women’s bodies and their various needs, our smart new look Women’s Health category is now identifiable at your local stockist by its striking pink category colour. Some of the products contained in this category include Iron Plus, Vitamin B6, Evening Primrose Oil, MenoCare, MenoSleep and our Cranberry ranges.