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Menopause

Heather Currie, Associate Gynaecologist, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, and Trustee of the British Menopause Society answers these FAQs: What is the menopause? At what age does a woman usually go into the menopause? How is the menopause diagnosed? What are the symptoms of the menopause? How can the symptoms of the menopause be managed?

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Kathy Abernethy, Co-lead Menopause Services, Harrow NHS, and Trustee of the British Menopause Society answers these FAQs: What is HRT? What are the types of HRT? Which preparation should I take? Is there a difference? How long could I take it for? If a patient had a hysterectomy would her HRT intake be different? What are the side effects? What are benefits of HRT? What are the risks of HRT?

Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI)

Mike Savvas, Consultant Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital, and Member of the British Menopause Society medical advisory council answers these FAQs: What is POI? How is POI diagnosed? What are the health implications of POI? How do patients with POI present? How is POI treated? Should I take HRT? Can I still get pregnant if I have POI? What are my fertility chances if I have POI? Is HRT contraceptive?

Bioidentical hormones

Haitham Hamoda, Consultant Gynaecologist, King’s College Hospital, and Chairman of the British Menopause Society answers these FAQs: What are bioidentical hormones? What is the difference between compounded bioidentical hormones and conventionally prescribed HRT? Are there benefits with regulated bioidentical hormones? Can I get bioidentical / body similar hormone preparations on the NHS?

Coronary heart disease (CHD)

John Stevenson, Consultant Metabolic Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital, Trustee of the British Menopause Society, and Chairman of Women’s Health Concern answers these FAQs: What is CHD? How can I reduce my risk for CHD? Does HRT affect CHD? I am at high risk for CHD, is it safe for me to take HRT? What type of HRT should I take? I have a history of high blood pressure, is it safe for me to take HRT?

Osteoporosis

John Stevenson, Consultant Metabolic Physician, Royal Brompton Hospital, Trustee of the British Menopause Society, and Chairman of Women’s Health Concern answers these FAQs: What is osteoporosis? Does the menopause effect osteoporosis / bone health? Do I need to have my bone density checked? How would that be assessed? How is osteoporosis treated? Does HRT help treat osteoporosis? What other measures can I take to improve my bone health?

Headaches, migraines and the menopause

Anne MacGregor, Specialist in Headaches & Women’s Health, Barts Health NHS Trust, and Member of the British Menopause Society medical advisory council answers these FAQs: What are migraines? What is migraine with an aura? My migraines / headaches have worsened since the menopause – is this common? Is it safe to take HRT if I have migraines / migraine with aura? What type of HRT should I take?