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The menopause & perimenopause information podcast helping women receive unbiased, evidence-based and holistic advice and treatment.

Your own experience of your menopause will be very different to other women’s. You may not be finding it a pleasurable or positive experience.

Having menopausal symptoms can really affect your life in a detrimental way. Not enough women talk about their menopause and there is still much uncertainty about what the menopause means and how it can be managed. I hope my podcasts help to empower you with necessary information to make informed decisions regarding any treatment you may take to help turn your menopause into a positive experience that does not negatively impact your life.

For the latest free, unbiased, evidence-based information and advice about menopause visit https://www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

My Menopause Doctor | Dr Louise Newson | Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre Dr Louise Newson (Newson Health)

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The menopause & perimenopause information podcast helping women receive unbiased, evidence-based and holistic advice and treatment.

Your own experience of your menopause will be very different to other women’s. You may not be finding it a pleasurable or positive experience.

Having menopausal symptoms can really affect your life in a detrimental way. Not enough women talk about their menopause and there is still much uncertainty about what the menopause means and how it can be managed. I hope my podcasts help to empower you with necessary information to make informed decisions regarding any treatment you may take to help turn your menopause into a positive experience that does not negatively impact your life.

For the latest free, unbiased, evidence-based information and advice about menopause visit https://www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

    054 The Basics About HRT - Dr Rebecca Lewis & Dr Louise Newson

    054 The Basics About HRT - Dr Rebecca Lewis & Dr Louise Newson

    In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson chats to friend and colleague, Dr Rebecca Lewis and together they talk all about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). They discuss the different types and ways of taking HRT, as well as the advantages of various preparations and different types of progestogens. Dr Newson and Dr Lewis also detail the numerous benefits of taking HRT and the possible risks. It is very important that women receive individualised care and treatment regarding their perimenopause and menopause and that they receive the right dose and type of HRT for them. Many women often find they have to try several different doses before they optimise how they are feeling. 
    Dr Rebecca Lewis' Three Take Home Tips:
    HRT will help your systemic symptoms.
    HRT will help improve your future health.
    There is no time limit on how long you can take HRT.
    Find Dr Rebecca Lewis on Instagram: @dr.rebecca.lewis
    Get more information about Menopause & HRT in this booklet from Newson Health.
    Click here to learn the facts about HRT and uncover common myths.

    • 31 min
    053 The Financial Costs of the Menopause - Professor Philip Sarrel & Dr Louise Newson

    053 The Financial Costs of the Menopause - Professor Philip Sarrel & Dr Louise Newson

    In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson talks to Professor Philip Sarrel, Professor of Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Sciences and also Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University. 
    Dr Newson and Prof Sarrel discuss the importance of hormone replacement, not only to improve symptoms but also for disease prevention as Prof Sarrel talks about the increased risk of heart disease in women who have had an early menopause. He is the Founder and President of the Advancing Health After Hysterectomy (AHAH) Foundation, an organisation that focuses on educating women who have had a hysterectomy by age 60, a total of 15 million women in the USA! In the 1990s, around 80% of women received HRT following a hysterectomy and now the figure is around 15%. Yet women who have had a hysterectomy in the past and take HRT actually have a lower future risk of developing breast cancer. Professor Sarrel talks to Dr Newson about how many studies, including WHI (Women's Health Initiative), have found that taking HRT can control debilitating symptoms including hot flushes, sleep disturbance and fatigue, and reduces the risk of developing conditions such as osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and heart attacks, and vaginal atrophy and sexual dysfunction.  
    Professor Sarrel talks about menopausal symptoms being the “canary in the coal mine” as ignoring symptoms leads to an increased risk of many diseases including heart disease and osteoporosis. The financial costs of these diseases is huge and a new article in the Menopause Journal has reported consequent medical expenditures for five of the diseases which reduced when women age 50 to 59 take HRT - coronary heart disease (CHD), breast cancer, bowel cancer, hip fracture, and stroke. When the costs for all of these conditions have been added together the expenditure consequences for untreated vasomotor symptoms in the USA in a single year is estimated in billions of dollars. In addition, around 20% of Medicare dollars in the USA is spent on Alzheimer’s disease – which is more common in menopausal women. 
    Find out more about Professor Sarrel's research here.
    Professor Philip Sarrel's Three Take Home Tips:
    Take charge of your menopause! Improve your knowledge and learn from reliable sources.
    Ask yourself about any symptoms you are experiencing – make a diary and record any symptoms.
    Find a healthcare professional who is knowledgeable who can really help you. It's okay to get a second or even third opinion. 

    • 41 min
    052 The Benefits of Body Identical Progesterone - Professor James Simon & Dr Louise Newson

    052 The Benefits of Body Identical Progesterone - Professor James Simon & Dr Louise Newson

    In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is speaking to Professor Jim Simon, a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Endocrinology at George Washington University in Washington DC. 
    Dr Newson and Professor Simon talk about the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study and more specifically about the different types of progestogens and progesterone. He clearly describes and explains how body identical progesterone is the safest to take as well as the benefits women often experience when taking body identical progesterone. Jim also explores and explains the evidence regarding the reported risks of breast cancer with HRT and he and Dr Newson also talk about how important it is that women receive the best care and treatment during their menopausal years. 
    Professor Jim Simon's Three Take Home Tips:
    Listen to your own body - it will tell you the truth! Address each of your symptoms with a healthcare profession and know your treatment options. Your symptoms are not 'a right of passage' that you have to put up with.
    You are likely to live a very long life, take the big picture into account and try to practice preventive medicine.
    Remember that whatever you decide on with your healthcare professional, doesn't have to be for the rest of your life. Make the best choice for you today and live it out until things change - you can always make a different choice if it's warranted tomorrow.
    Find out more about Professor Simon by visiting his website here.
    Find Professor Simon on Facebook: @IntimMedicine
    Twitter: @IntimMedicine
    Instagram: @menopause.whisperer

    • 36 min
    051 Breast Cancer & Menopause - Dr Tony Branson & Dr Louise Newson

    051 Breast Cancer & Menopause - Dr Tony Branson & Dr Louise Newson

    In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson talks to Dr Tony Branson, a consultant oncologist who specialises in giving cancer treatments to women. Dr Branson and Dr Newson discuss the menopause in women who have had breast cancer in the past and the various ways of managing symptoms. Some women also experience menopausal symptoms as a result of their hormone treatment and Dr Branson shares some advice on how to manage this. This podcast also covers what risk means regarding taking HRT with a history of breast cancer and reasons why some women still choose to take HRT despite having breast cancer in their family or having had it themselves in the past.
    Dr Tony Branson's Three Take Home Tips:
    Whoever you see (hopefully a specialist) make sure to ask about your options. You may be able to stop your hormone treatment for a short time and see how you are.
    If that helps and you are considering HRT - find someone that will have a reasonable discussion with you about the relative risks and benefits, instead of just saying "no you can't!"
    Don't take no for an answer! Be clear with your healthcare professional about what really matters to YOU. 

    • 37 min
    050 Empowering Women to Receive the Right Menopause Advice - Liz Earle MBE & Dr Louise Newson

    050 Empowering Women to Receive the Right Menopause Advice - Liz Earle MBE & Dr Louise Newson

    In the 50th episode of the Newson Health podcast series, Dr Louise Newson chats to Liz Earle MBE about how they first met and the work they have done together. Liz is very open and candid about her own menopause experience and admits how little she knew about the perimenopause and menopause before meeting Dr Newson. She is now a great advocate for women receiving evidence-based menopause advice and treatment. Liz and Dr Newson also discuss ways that women can become more empowered and receive the right advice and treatment. Liz works tirelessly to help women to improve their knowledge and is always campaigning for improved menopause care in the future.
    Liz Earle's Three Take Home Tips:
     Knowledge is power! Take a look on menopausedoctor.co.uk and if you are experiencing menopausal symptoms then fill out the Greene Climacteric Questionnaire - you can then print it off and take it to your GP.
    Go to your appointment armed with knowledge, be secure in that knowledge and understand that you may even know more than your GP about the menopause.
    Don't be afraid to ask for a second or even third opinion. It's your body and your life, don't give up if you don't get the right help straight away.

    • 32 min
    049 Anti-ageing, Hormones & Healthy Living - John Stirling & Dr Louise Newson

    049 Anti-ageing, Hormones & Healthy Living - John Stirling & Dr Louise Newson

    In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson chats to John Stirling, the technical director of Bionutri. John speaks openly about his experience with immunotherapy treatments for his melanoma that was diagnosed when he was in his 20s. This experience started his real interest into disease prevention and healthy living. He is currently writing a book about anti-ageing and talks openly about different ways of slowing the ageing process. Many of these methods include reducing inflammation in the body and improving health. Dr Newson and John talk about the important role diet, exercise, supplements and hormones have when it comes to improving our future health. 
     John Stirling's Three Take Home Tips for Disease Prevention and Anti-Ageing:
    Stress can be a huge factor - manage your stress and find time every day to have some quiet time to yourself.
    Don't over-complicate your diet, keep it simple but nutrient rich and don't overeat.
    Get moving! Gentle exercise such as a daily walk can be very beneficial.

    • 33 min

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