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Making Sense of Menopause Medical Masterclasses

Introducing a series of masterclasses to demystify all things perimenopause and menopause and help you navigate your hormonal rollercoaster with confidence. Wherever you’re at in your menopause journey, our menopause specialist doctors are here to help you understand what’s happening to you and your body, explain your treatment options, debunk those menopause myths, and more.


Format

A one-hour online menopause masterclass, hosted by a menopause specialist doctor. Each session to cover:

  • Introduction and topic summary
  • Key messages and current evidence-based guidance
  • Practical tips and takeaways
  • Q&A


Topics

Understanding your menopause body

Tuesday 5th April 7.00pm hosted by Dr Corinne Fletcher

What you’ll learn

  • Why does menopause happen and when will it happen to me?
  • What will it mean for me and my body?
  • When will it end?
  • What symptoms will I experience and how bad will they be?
  • How will I know when to ask for help and who can I speak to?
  • What can I do to help myself?
  • How do I explain to my family and friends what’s going on?


Navigating perimenopause

Wednesday 13th April 7.00pm Hosted by Dr Emma Ping

What you’ll learn

  • What is perimenopause?
  • What symptoms might I experience?
  • How do I know I’m in perimenopause and what tests do I need to confirm it?
  • What if I’m still having periods?
  • What if I feel like it’s all in my head?
  • When will I move from perimenopause to menopause?
  • What can I do safely to balance my hormones in perimenopause?


Understanding HRT

Wednesday 20th April 7.00pm Hosted by Dr Liz Andrew

What you’ll learn

  • What is HRT and how can it help me in perimenopause and menopause?
  • What side effects can I expect?
  • What is the difference between body identical and bio identical HRT?
  • How do I know if HRT is right for me?
  • How do I know what HRT I need?
  • What risks are associated with HRT?
  • Won’t HRT just delay the inevitable?
  • When should I stop HRT?


Options with Oestrogen

Tuesday 9th May 7.00pm Hosted by Dr Corinne Fletcher

What you’ll learn

  • What are the different options with oestrogen?
  • Why is transdermal considered safer?
  • What if I’m using an oral preparation? Is it safe?
  • How will I know my oestrogen is working?
  • How do I know when I need to adjust my oestrogen?
  • Can I take too much oestrogen?
  • Is oestrogen dominance a thing?
  • When should I request a blood test to check my levels?
  • Is there a magic number or is how I feel more important?


Progesterone and sensitivity

Tuesday 17th May 7.00pm Hosted by Dr Corinne Fletcher

What you’ll learn

  • How do I know if I need progesterone?
  • What are the different treatment options and how do I know which one is right for me?
  • How do I know I’m getting enough progesterone when oestrogen is increased?
  • Why do I struggle with progesterone?
  • What is progesterone sensitivity and what can I do about it?
  • Where can I get help for progesterone sensitivity?
  • Am I at greater risk of endometrial cancer if I am progesterone sensitive?
  • Is hysterectomy a last resort if I can’t find a progesterone that suits me?


Talking testosterone

Tuesday 31st May 7.00pm Hosted by Dr Emma Ping

What you’ll learn

  • What is testosterone?
  • Isn’t it just a male hormone?
  • Why is it important for women?
  • How do I know if I need it?
  • How can I get testosterone prescribed and what are the options?
  • How long will it take to have an effect in my body?
  • Do I need a blood test?
  • How long can I take it for?
  • What side effects can I expect?


Tips for a successful consultation

Tuesday 1st June 7.00pm Hosted by Dr Liz Andrew

What you’ll learn

  • What can I do to prepare for my doctor’s appointment?
  • What should I expect my doctor to know?
  • How do I know what to ask for?
  • Will I need blood tests?
  • What if my GP won’t help?
  • What if my GP won’t refer me to a menopause specialist?
  • What are NICE guidelines for menopause and what do they mean?
  • What are CCG prescribing guidelines and what do they mean?
  • What about contraindications - high blood pressure, diabetes, etc?

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