Recently I chatted to GP and Menopause Specialist Dr Mandy Leonhardt about the importance of hormones. I highly recommend that you give this a watch if you want to understand more about hormones, health and menopause.
In this week’s episode of the Friday Five, podcaster Liz Earle shines a spotlight on the topic of vaginal atrophy. She chats to menopause campaigner, Diane Danzebrink, who explains some of the pelvic health conditions associated with menopause. From recurrent urinary tract infections, to vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, Diane shares her advice for tackling these conditions.
‘When I embarked on my menopause journey, I may as well have been adrift in a popped dinghy, on a stormy sea surrounded by sharks, I had no hope, literally. I found myself thrown into the deep unknown with nowhere to turn for guidance and no one hearing me not even the professionals I saw”
I am absolutely thrilled to share the Menopause Support CIC and PMDDandMe CIC 2021 calendar.
“Thanks in large part to Diane Danzebrink and Rachel Weiss, my guests on this podcast, the menopause is covered more often in the media. But there is still a huge amount of ignorance as to what the symptoms are and how to cope with them.”
New guidance from the general medical council that comes into effect today could be very important to you. The General Medical Council (GMC) expects all doctors to follow their professional guidance and this tells doctors that they must respect patient choice – so if you have been struggling to get HRT or local oestrogen or Read more about Respecting your choice[…]
If you just do one thing today, World Menopause Day, make this it.
Today is World Menopause Day so I am delighted to share another resource that I hope will go some way to filling the chasm that is menopause knowledge and information.
Di Danzebrink was a guest on Pippa Gordon’s “Inside my Wardrobe” mental health podcast recently.
Says Pippa: “Our hormones have for many years been subjected to shameful jibes however, they are immensely powerful and the driving force behind so much of who we are, hence the title of this episode. The thing is, they also change as we transition into the next phase of our lives around our mid/late 40s and when they begin to change, we can find the impact on our emotional, mental and physical health to be a huge shock to the system if we aren’t informed about what to expect.
Di Danzebrink recorded this online chat recently with dog trainer Jordan Shelley and Sarah McLaren who suggested menopause as a subject for Jordan’s open hour project after her symptoms had a debilitating on her own professional and personal life.