PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MEDICAL INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS WEBSITE IS AS ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE AS POSSIBLE BUT IT IS ONLY GENERAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING YOUR OWN DOCTOR FOR INDIVIDUAL ADVICE.
‘The Complete Guide to POI and Early Menopause’ by Dr Short and Dr Leonhardt
‘Managing Hot Flushes and Night Sweats’ – a cognitive behavioural self-help guide to the menopause – by Myra Hunter and Melanie Smith
There is good medical evidence that CBT can help women to manage hot flushes and night sweats if they don’t wish to have HRT or are unable to for medical reasons.
‘The Complete Guide to the Menopause’ by Dr Annice Mukherjee
Dr Annice Mukherjee is an endocrinologist with many years of experience helping women with hormonal problems. It is full of evidence-based lifestyle advice that can help us all manage our symptoms and improve our health. It is a great resource for those unable to take HRT as well as for those who can. Dr Mukherjee went through her own menopause at 41 after her breast cancer diagnosis.
‘Me and My Menopausal Vagina’ by Jane Lewis
Jane Lewis recounts her experience of living with vulval and vaginal atrophy (now known as GSM). Full of practice advice and humour.
‘The Pelvic Floor Bible’ by Jane Simpson Continence Specialist.
Advice on how to prevent and cure problems at every stage of life.
‘Menopausing’ by Davina McCall with Dr Naomi Potter
‘The Power Decade’ by Susan Saunders
How to thrive after the menopause – lots of practical advise to help us future our physical and mental health.
‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer’ by Prof Greenhalgh and Dr O’Riordan
Written by an academic GP and a former breast surgeon, both of whom have had breast cancer. Simple explanations of all the various treatments and practical advice on coping with the emotional burden, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and sex and relationships after treatment.
womens-health-concern.org This is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society. The website is full of evidence-based information and all their helpful factsheets are listed on this page. They have also produced a chart explaining the lifestyle risk factors for breast cancer. We can discuss this chart in detail if you are having a consultation at the clinic.
menopausematters.co.uk Founded by Dr Heather Currie, past chair of the British Menopause Society. Provides up to date and accurate information about the menopause, access to a forum and a regular magazine.
pms.org.uk National Association for Premenstrual Syndromes support for anyone suffering with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
theros.org.uk Royal Osteoporosis Society website, containing lots of information on the prevention and management of osteoporosis (weak bones that fracture easily).
debbiedillonpelvichealth.com expert women’s health physiotherapist who runs virtual clinics.
goodsleep.clinic online consultations to treat insomnia with the help of both medical and psychological experts.
A free menopause app where you can track your symptoms, access information, share stories and lots more (download on App Store or Google Play)
Cardiovascular Risk Calculator
This assesses your risk of heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years. Click Here
Osteoporosis Risk Calculator
Osteoporosis is a silent disease, you may only realise you have it when you fracture a bone with only minor trauma. Improvements in your lifestyle can impact on your risk – stopping smoking, reducing alcohol, plenty of weight bearing exercise and an adequate calcium and vitamin D intake. Your family history and the age of your menopause are also important factors. HRT is a first line treatment for women under the age of 60 with a high risk of osteoporosis or diagnosis of osteoporosis. This calculator assesses your risk of fracturing a bone in the next 10 years. Click Here.
It is best to get your daily calcium requirements via your food and drink. You can check and adjust your intake using this calculator