Rebranding HRT - Interview with Dr Sarah Ball
Published: 19th June 2020
Dr Sarah Ball, a GP with special interest in the menopause here at Newson Health, recently joined Fiona from the Harley Street Emporium for an informative Instagram Live all about the menopause and why it's so important that we change the way we think about HRT. Dr Ball says that "it is time menopause was rebranded as a ‘chronic hormone deficiency’ rather than accepting it as natural part of getting older, and that HRT was seen as a ‘natural’ first choice treatment rather than last thing to try."
In this article from The Harley Street Emporium, you can read the Q&A with Dr Ball where she dispels some of the common myths surrounding HRT and explains why women need to understand the risks and benefits in order to make an informed decision about their own menopause treatment.
Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.
Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.
Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.