On Saturday I was at the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival speaking on a panel alongside (from L-R)Dr Rebecca Lewis, Jane Lewis, Dr Louise Newson & Emma Ellis-Flint.
Menopause GP specialist Dr Louise Newson talks with Diane Danzebrink, both very passionate campaigners on menopause education for women, in the latest edition of her regular podcast. They discuss current HRT shortages and media reports following the recent breast cancer scare and give women the real facts.
Result! Earlier this year I was contacted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium who asked if Menopause Support would make a submission to the committee explaining why they should approve Ospemifene, an oral drug for vaginal atrophy. After we did, the drug has been approved.
As some of you may have heard/read, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a directive to doctors to review HRT prescriptions with their patients. This directive is based purely on the recent report in The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal.
Women undergoing menopause are experiencing profound and widespread mental health issues following a severe shortage of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) medication, experts including campaign founder Diane Danzebrink are warning.
Diane Danzebrink talking to Zahra Behzadi on the “Live Better With” blog. “Menopause can be transformational, I have never been happier, healthier and more confident than I am now, it has very much been a work in progress.”….
If you only watch one news piece about the HRT headlines printed on Friday, please make it this one. Professor Michael Baum puts the results of the recent study very much into perspective.
Diane Danzebrink was interviewed by BBC Radio Coventry on Monday as part of a phone-in on menopause, where a woman said she “could have knifed” her husband at one point during the worst of her symptoms . The husband described not knowing what he would face when returning home from work.
In this weeks episode of “MENOPAUSE: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Sweaty” Sophie and I discuss all the media around menopause over the last week and why it is just common sense to educate all our health care professionals with a basic working knowledge of menopause management. Listen to it here.
This week campaign founder Di Danzebrink been talking to lots of regional radio stations around the country about menopause.