For immediate release: 21 November 2016
Going on HRT
HRT is proven to be an effective way to ease menopausal symptoms, especially hot flushes and night sweats. If youâ€™ve decided to try it, there are some things youâ€™ll need to know first â€“ and some things youâ€™ll need to discuss with your GP.
In the Autumn 2016 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Mr Vikram Talaulikar, associate specialist at the Reproductive Medicine Unit at University College London Hospital, has a practical guide for women going on HRT. He looks at when you should start HRT, deciding which form and dose are best for you, coping with side effects, whether youâ€™ll need any tests first, monitoring your response to HRT and how long you should stay on it.
â€śMany women choose to take HRT to control their troublesome menopausal symptoms,â€ť says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. â€śBut thereâ€™s no one-prescription solution. Itâ€™s important that your doctor tailors your HRT to suit your individual experience of the menopause and you have regular reviews to check that your HRT is working properly.â€ť
The Menopause Exchange, which was established in 1999, is completely independent and is not sponsored by any companies. It provides impartial, easily understood information to women and healthcare professionals. The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter contains articles written by top medical experts, such as gynaecologists, GPs, consultants, specialist menopause nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, complementary practitioners etc.
Other articles in the Autumn 2016 newsletter include easing hot flushes and night sweats without HRT, insomnia at the menopause and ovarian cancer, as well as recent news, book reviews, Ask the Experts Q&As and details of talks by Norma Goldman.
The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter is available via email for free. Sign up on our website, www.menopause-exchange.co.uk. Find us on Facebook and Twitter (@MenopauseExch).
For more information, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, or e-mail email@example.com.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
1. The Menopause Exchange was launched in June 1999.
2. Articles in previous issues of The Menopause Exchange newsletter include: Premature menopause; Who canâ€™t take HRT?; CBT and mindfulness at the menopause; Bladder problems; The menopause after cancer therapy; The menopause at work; ; The menopause: a partners guide; Menopause consultations; Vitamin D.
3. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Masterâ€™s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause to employees in the workplace and hospitals, women and womenâ€™s groups, healthcare professionals, GP practices, organisations, health clubs and at exhibitions. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Masterâ€™s degree in Science Communication.
4. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.
5. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.