"I'm too young for this!" That was my first thought when I realised what was going on. I was also pretty clueless to be honest, and thought I'd just tough it out and be ok at some point. However, when was I going to feel ok again? And what other problems might be in store for me without hormones for the next few decades?
I was feeling pretty rubbish, and very motivated to feel well again. I learned a lot, and made a lot of changes. HRT was only one of those changes, but a very important and significant one for me. The decision was made after a lot of research and thought, and in this class I'll share all of that.
General Practitioner - the clue is in the name, we are generalists. If you're lucky your GP will have taken an interest in menopause and HRT and know how to help you. But that's not the case for all women seeking help, in which case this class is for you. I'll hold my hands up - I wasn't brilliant at helping menopausal women before I had my turn, but that has completely changed now.
What you'll learn in this class:
- What's happening to your body and why you're feeling the way you are.
- What HRT is all about.
- Is HRT safe for you, does it really cause breast cancer?
- How HRT helps you now.
- How HRT protects you from the long-term consequences of menopause.
- If HRT is good option for you - you can make an informed choice one way or the other.
A lot of women have told me they don't feel understood or listened to when they've been to see their GP about their menopause. This happens because not all GPs know a lot about menopause, but they will have much better skills than me in many other areas!
Other women stoically tough it out, after all menopause is natural (true) so it doesn't need any treatment (is this true?) About a hundred years ago not too many women lived long with the menopause because life expectancy was a lot lower. It's different now and women are living decades without hormones that not only make them feel well today, but also offer protection against common diseases that can debilitate us later. I encourage women to take this into account when making their decision.
If you don't know much about menopause and HRT and would like to - this is for you.
If you're looking for help and not getting it, or you know what you need and are still not getting it - this class is for you. I'll be explaining what's available to you, and more to the point - what you're entitled to as a menopausal woman.
Going through the change can be incredibly tough and it can last a long time. Menopause itself never leaves us.
Help is there when you know how to ask for it.
This class will be delivered as a live Zoom class on Wednesday 27th April 2022 at 5pm UK time. After going through all you need to know I'll be available to answer your questions. The class will be recorded and available within 24 hours if you're not able to make it live.
I've been a General Practitioner in the UK since 1998. Since feeling the aches and pains of middle-age creep up on me, and experiencing some minor health problems I really got my act together about my own health and weight.
This might sound funny coming from a doctor, but we’re not taught a great deal about health. Instead we learn about illness and disease, and what medicine to ‘fix’ it with. This is why you're likely to get offered pills when you see your doctor.
I've researched natural health extensively and have transformed my own health as a result. This has built on my background of many years of being a family doctor. This puts me into a great position to help you improve your health naturally, while understanding fully any illness and disease you may already be suffering.
In recent times menopause has become my specialist subject!