Menopause is inevitable —

how you handle it isn’t

Why we exist

Here at balance, we are on a mission to make support with the menopause inclusive and accessible to all women, and trans and non-binary people.

How we are changing the narrative

We provide unbiased and factual information, based on the latest evidence available, to help you make a choice that’s right for you.

What the results are

The balance website and app are unrivalled platforms that educate and empower people across the globe.

We are the world’s biggest menopause library, filled with medically-approved content.

A note from our founder

Dr Louise Newson

BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP GP and Menopause Specialist

A note from our founder

Dr Louise Newson

BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) MRCP FRCGP GP and Menopause Specialist

Women, and trans and non-binary people, have been suffering with the menopause hormone deficiency for decades and it’s time to put this right. You do not need to put up with debilitating symptoms that affect your daily life, work, relationships and your future health. There is safe, low-cost, effective treatment available, and everybody should know about this and have access to it, should they wish.

I am passionate about providing evidenced-based and unbiased information to those experiencing the perimenopause and menopause, and so it is very important to me that all the content and education provided remains independent. Everything throughout the balance ecosystem is written by myself or my committed team; no pharmaceutical companies or similar have any input on our work.

Facilitating the world’s largest menopause library in this way takes a lot of dedication and hard work but it is a process we are all committed to in pursuit of giving individuals the knowledge and tools that allow them to navigate their menopause experience and objectively find what is best for their body.

How it started

Gender inequality in healthcare

There are huge gender inequalities in healthcare provision. The menopause is a life event and affects more than half the population, but for too long women, and trans and non-binary people, have had to endure debilitating symptoms with little support or effective treatment from healthcare services.

Inundated with patients

When working as a GP, word got out that Dr Louise Newson was different and knew exactly how to help people affected by their menopause symptoms. She was quickly inundated but realised she could open a specialist menopause clinic in every city in the UK and it still wouldn’t meet the demand. Something had to change about the way help was being offered.

The creation of balance

Dr Louise Newson decided to flip the balance of power and place the knowledge and expertise in the hands of the people that needed it – you! This innovative and ground-breaking app allows people in every corner of the globe to educate themselves, join a community of like-minded individuals and ultimately, feel empowered to get the treatment that’s right for their bodies.

Worldwide reach

At balance, we want the menopause to be treated as any other hormone deficiency, for all individuals that need it, free from prejudice, barriers and misinformation. Everyone deserves to feel great, thrive at work, and live life to the full.

Hundreds of thousands of people today, the rest of the world tomorrow! Some say we can’t help everyone. Watch us 😉

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Understand more about your menopause

The free balance app allows you to track your symptoms, access personalised expert content, download a Health Report©, share stories in the community and lots more.

balance Research

We are continually learning and striving for better solutions and treatment options for perimenopausal and menopausal people and the best way for us to continue to do this is through a better understanding of the impact that it has on women.

Data from the balance app is integral to changing behaviours, advancing science, developing our understanding and making others appreciate the impact.

balance is proud to be partnering with Health Innovation Manchester, The University of Manchester, The University of Manchester Innovation Factory, Manchester City Council and Bionow on the The Research and Innovation Health Accelerator project. Central to this collaboration is accelerating the development and improvement of healthcare products and services within the menopause space.

Research and education are core to what we are working to achieve with the balance app and we want your experiences to make a difference to your future health and for that of the global population.


Looking for Menopause Doctor? You’re in the right place!

We’ve moved to a bigger home at balance for Dr Louise Newson to host all her content.

You can browse all our evidence-based and unbiased information in the Menopause Library.