Dealing with sticky temperatures on a hot summer’s day can be challenging enough, but if you’re going through the menopause, the added irritation of hot flushes can make the weather unbearable.

It will come as no surprise that the number one menopause symptom heightened during the summer months is hot flashes and night sweats. Hot flashes are caused by an instability in your hypothalamus, which controls your body’s temperature. As the weather gets warmer and you spend more time outside, an ordinary hypothalamus has trouble regulating
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If you don’t “use it,” you’re more likely to “lose it”

If you don’t “use it,” you’re more likely to “lose it”. Yes, you’re reading that correctly, and we ARE talking about downstairs.  Believe it or not, staying sexually active is one of the easiest ways to lessen the sexual complications of menopause. The physical and emotional side effects of menopause cause many women to reduce
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Sexual health in women over 40 – overlooked, under diagnosed and untreated?

THE JADE ROOM – starting the conversation Every woman experiences her midlife years differently. The changes that occur during this period, including changes in sexual well-being, are typically caused by a mix of both menopause and aging, as well as by typical midlife stresses and demands. Women in their midlife are often overlooked, underdiagnosed and
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GSM – What is it and do I have it?

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is the new term for vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). Oestrogen deficiency symptoms in the genitourinary tract are bothersome in more than 50% of women, having an adverse impact on quality of life, social activity, and sexual relationships. GSM is a chronic and progressive syndrome that is underdiagnosed and undertreated. GSM includes
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Study Looks at Effectiveness of Estrogen vs. Laser Therapy

As women age, their estrogen levels decrease. Later in life, many will suffer from uncomfortable vaginal symptoms such as dryness, atrophy, burning, and irritation; sexual issues like lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain during sexual intimacy; and urinary symptoms like urgency, dysuria, and recurrent urinary tract infections. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is due to estrogen deficiency in the bladder and in vaginal
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The science behind the MonaLisa Touch

Originating in Italy, the MonaLisa Touch has been used in Australia since 2013. It has gained popularity due to its effectiveness in treating vaginal atrophy (the thinning of the vaginal walls) and urinary symptoms. Vaginal atrophy can cause symptoms of vaginal dryness, itchiness, painful sex, stress incontinence, reoccurring urinary tract infections – now known in medical
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The common causes of painful sex

It is not unusual for women to experience pain during sex at some point in their lives. This pain can be caused by a variety of factors including menopause, hormonal imbalance, insufficient foreplay and several other underlying medical conditions. Here at The Jade Room, we believe it is vital for women to understand that they
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How The Jade Room is changing lives

“We are an all-female team and I think that really makes a difference,” explains registered nurse Sarah Korbel. Sarah, together with Dr Sally Lyttleton, founded The Jade Room in 2017 to help women take control of their health through the use of fractional laser therapy. A big part of their mission is education and empowerment.
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Sarah’s Story

Sarah, 44  had vaginal lasering after having her ovaries removed and suffering early menopause and vaginal atrophy.   About 15 years ago, my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Concerned it could be a genetic predisposition, we decided to be tested for the BRCA gene. Mum and my sister were positive. I was negative. I
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Get Your Life Back – Solutions for Stress Incontinence

Solutions for Stress Incontinence   It’s estimated that over a third of Australian women will suffer from stress incontinence at some point in their life. Yet, around half of them won’t fully explore their options for treatment, in part due to feelings of embarrassment and anxiousness. However, over the past few years, treatment options have
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