Resources

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.

Recommended Books

Menopause by Dr Louise Newson
This concise manual is full of information about the signs and symptoms of the menopause, HRT, holistic treatments and coping at work and at home. It also includes tips on how to get the best out of your medical appointment.
Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause by Dr Louise Newson

Dr Newson’s latest book. Expert advice and practical tips on symptoms, HRT treatment options, sleep, nutrition, exercise and mental health.

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.

Oestrogen Matters by Dr Avrum Bluming and Carol Tavris

A medical oncologist and a social psychologist look at the complicated history of HRT, including the disastrous effects of the misinterpreted Women’s Health Initiative Study of 2002. They discuss the current evidence for the benefits of oestrogen.

The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer 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.

Recommended Websites

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.

balance-menopause.com

 Dr Louise Newson’s new website, full of well-presented information, videos and podcasts on all aspects of the menopause.

daisynetwork.org support for women with POI (menopause under the age of 40).

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).

Recommended Clinics

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.

Recommended Apps

Balance

A free menopause app created by Dr Louise Newson of Newson Health where you can track your symptoms, access information, share stores and lots more (download on App Store or Google Play)

Recommended Calculators

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.

Calcium Calculator

It is best to get your daily calcium requirements via your food and drink. You can check and adjust your intake using this calculator.