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Explaining menopause, HRT and the alternatives [Video]

In this comprehensive, hour long video, Dr Louise Newson gives a clear and detailed explanation of the menopause and the symptoms it causes, the evidence-based facts about HRT, and the alternative treatments available.

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 1:44 Explaining the perimenopause and menopause
  • 4:25 Symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause
  • 7:08 How we diagnose the perimenopause and menopause
  • 12:00 How long the menopause lasts and what happens after menopause
  • 15:20 Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): different types, doses, when to take it, side effects and risks
  • 16:20 Estrogen explained
  • 26:45 Progesterone explained
  • 37:16 Side effects & benefits of HRT
  • 42:35 Risks explained
  • 44:40 HRT & existing conditions
  • 47:39 Antidepressants for the menopause
  • 48:36 Testosterone explained
  • 52:06 Local estrogen for vaginal dryness and urinary symptoms
  • 53:59 Alternatives to HRT
  • 56:30 Resources

Please note – The information provided in these talks is designed to support, not replace, the relationship you have with your doctor or nurse.

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