Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Women What Whistle

This podcast is about not falling in line or fading away. Stories of bravery, accounts of resilience and even tales of sheer bloody-mindedness. It’s about finding our voice, and sometimes our brave, through the stories of other women who’ve had to find theirs.

Jul 30, 2020

What is the menopause? When does it start? When does it finish? Is HRT as dangerous as they once said or is it true that the majority of the information was misinformation?

We go right back to basics in this episode with Dr Zoe Hodson, GP and menopause specialist who works with Dr Louise Newson on training GPs in how to recognise, diagnose and treat the menopause and more importantly, the peri-menopause which takes up a huge chunk of our lives impacted dramatically by hormone deficiency.

I have a feeling we will revisit this topic again but this episode is jam packed with information and advice on where to go and what to do – and why we have been so poorly informed until now ….

Other resources:

The Menopause Doctor website  – browse through this site for podcasts with Dr Louise Newson and many experts plus other resources

Dr Becky Quicke – is the psychologist Dr Zoe referred to, she is on Instagram as @menopausepsychologist and her website is here  she is well worth checking in to for retreats too

Dr Sarah Molly Ball, is the one delving into the WHI study @drsarahmollyball on Instagram

Diane Danzenbrink’s website and also #makemenopausematter on her other website 

Then Dr Zoe talked about the new Balance App to track your symptoms which you can find here 

The UTI Doctor – Dr Catriona Anderson can be found here

Books Dr Zoe mentioned were:

  • Me and My Menopausal Vagina by Jane Lewis
  • Why Oestrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Weomen’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives without Raising the Risk of Breas Cancer by Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris

Frax score to find out more about your bone health 

Edinburgh University calcium checker here

There is heaps on the British Menopause Society website

You can download the cancer genetics app from Guys and St Thomas here 

And not forgetting, to join in with Dr Zoe Hodson’s community and blog called The Hive which you can also find on Instagram

Phew! There’s a lot to keep you going there ….we will do more 😊

If you want to come and find me, I am Pipa Gordon on social media or you can visit my website here

Enjoy :)