Busting Menopause Myths & Misinformation: Dr Newson Joins Women's Health Podcast

Published: 21st September 2020

Dr Louise Newson recently took part in Women's Health magazine's 'Going For Goal' podcast series. She joined host Claire Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health, to discuss perimenopause, menopause and beyond and to bust some of the common myths and misinformation surrounding this time in a woman's life.

In this informative episode, Dr Newson talks about the key lessons she wants all women on - or approaching - the menopause journey to know. She also discusses how to spot the signs of perimenopause or menopause and the actions women can take to get back on their game at what is, personally and professionally, such a key time of life. The topics covered in this podcast also include:

  • Spot the signs of the perimenopause
  • Two women share their perimenopause journeys
  • HRT and breast cancer: how robust is the connection?
  • Managing menopause without hormones
  • The mental health impact of nosediving hormones

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Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.