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What is perimenopause? – Sheona Khan & Dr Louise Newson

Sheona Khan is a medical writer who has been working closely with Dr Newson for several months. In this weeks episode, Dr Newson and Sheona have an open discussion with about how much she has learnt regarding the perimenopause and how little she knew about it until recently. They discuss ways of improving knowledge for women about the perimenopause and the menopause and also the importance of women receiving evidence based and non-biased information. Sheona asks Dr Newson questions about changing hormones, making a diagnosis and HRT and Dr Newson explains why she feels that younger women should be equipped with the right information regarding their future hormone health. 

Sheona Khan’s Three Take Home Tips about Perimenopause:

  1. Talk about it – make those conversations happen. You could be going through the same thing as a friend!
  2. If you are in your 40s and are experiencing tiredness, forgetfulness or stress – don’t dismiss it, start thinking about your hormones.
  3. Don’t wait for your symptoms to get really bad before you consider HRT. The earlier you start replacing your hormones, the better!
What is perimenopause? – Sheona Khan & Dr Louise Newson

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