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Speaking to your GP about the menopause

If you’re struggling with troublesome menopausal symptoms, your GP surgery is a good starting point for advice on the menopause and its management. But what will your GP want to know and what should you tell them? And how can you plan in advance?

In the Winter 2022-2023 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Dr Jeni Worden, Dorset GP, gives a GP perspective on menopause-related appointments, with advice on every step of the process – from arranging the appointment and being prepared, to blood tests, health checks and discussions about HRT.

“GP appointments should be a two-way discussion, and it’s important to make sure that you and your GP leave the conversation with an action plan in place,” says Norma Goldman. “There are certain things that your GP will need to know from the beginning, while other health topics may be delayed for a different consultation. It’s important that you tell your GP...

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