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.
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.
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.
Dr Louise Newson’s new website, full of well-presented information, videos and podcasts on all aspects of the menopause.
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 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)
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.
Womens Health Concern Factsheets
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Breast cancer risk factors
- Understanding the Risks of Breast Cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Cervical screening
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Menopausal Symptoms
- Complementary/alternative therapies for menopausal women
- Contraception for the older woman
- Coronary heart disease
- Endometrial ablation
- Female incontinence
- Heavy periods
- HRT: The history
- HRT: Benefits and risks
- HRT: Summary
- Human papilloma virus (HPV)
- Induced menopause in women with endometriosis
- The menopause
- Menopausal hair loss
- Menopause and insomnia
- Migraine and HRT
- Osteoporosis: bone health following the menopause
- Ovarian cancer
- Ovarian cysts
- Period pain
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC)
- Prolapse: Uterine and vaginal
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Testosterone for women
- Urogenital problems
- Uterine polyps
- Vaginal dryness
- Vulval pain