Menopause expert Dr Louise Newson answers your questions and dispels myths about HRT
Dr Louise Newson joins Lorraine to take your questions about the menopause and to clear up some of the misinformation around treating symptoms and HRT. She also discusses perimenopause and the symptoms younger women suffer as their bodies begin the menopause transition.
Following Dr Louise' appearance on the show, we were inundated with questions and comments. Watch below as Dr Louise addresses your concerns about hot flushes and body aches which can lead to many a sleepless night. She also stresses that although there are negative side effects, the menopause can be a positive experience once they find the right treatment to suit them.
Access our helplines below for advice and support for the menopause.
NHS Choices – Menopause Menopause
Comprehensive information from NHS and with links to other useful organisations.
Menopause Matters menopausematters.co.uk
An independent, clinician-led website whose aim is to provide easily accessible, up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options, including Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and alternative therapies, so that women and health professionals can make informed choices about menopause management.
Women’s Health Concern – Menopause Factsheet womens-health-concern.org
Women’s Health Concern provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns.
The Daisy Network daisynetwork.org.uk Premature menopause
The Daisy Network Premature Menopause Support Group is a registered charity for women who have experienced a premature menopause. If you have recently been diagnosed with premature menopause, or suspect that you may be going through it or know someone who may be, then the Daisy Network is here to help you.
The British Menopause Society Factsheets thebms.org.uk
The BMS is a registered charity and scientific society which is directed at the medical profession with membership open to healthcare professionals and others specialising in post reproductive health. It is dedicated to advancing education in all matters relating to the menopause.