HRT Myth Busting with Dr Louise Newson – Healthista

Have common HRT myths put you off looking into treatment? Leading Menopause Expert Dr Louise Newson is here to set the record straight

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Postcards from Midlife Live is a brand-new women’s lifestyle event taking place in London this year, on the 19th and 20th May 2023.

The event will welcome some of the biggest celebrity names, as well as world-class experts and speakers talking about everything from health, relationships and wellness to beauty, fitness and finance

Dr Louise is determined to debunk the myths surrounding Hormone Replacement Therapy

Dr Louise Newson, GP and leading UK menopause specialist and Founder of the not-for-profit Newson Health Research and Education – will be appearing at the event and is on a mission to change the narrative around the menopause and HRT and give women the correct information so they can make an informed decision about their menopause and perimenopause treatments rather than relying on outdated information.

Dr Louise is determined to debunk the myths surrounding Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and separate fact and fiction once and for all. Dr Louise shares her insight on the top 3 HRT myths…

MYTH#1 ‘Taking HRT is bad for your health’

HRT in fact has wider health benefits such as reducing risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, clinical depression, bowel cancer and in some cases, dementia. For the majority of women, the benefits of taking HRT outweigh any risks.

MYTH #2 ‘The best time to take HRT is when I have become menopausal’

The ‘perimenopause’ is the period of time leading up to the menopause when symptoms start and periods usually change in nature or frequency.

Symptoms of perimenopause include brain fog, period changes, hot flushes, mood changes, loss of sexual desire, joint and muscle pains and vaginal and urinary symptoms.

Hormone Replacement Therapy is most effective when it is started during the perimenopause, or at least within 10 years of the menopause.

MYTH #3 ‘Does HRT cause breast cancer?’

Most types of body identical HRT have not been shown to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Any risk has been with older types of HRT and has not been shown to be statistically significant.

There are many different risk factors for breast cancer which are unrelated to Hormone Replacement Therapy, including obesity, lack of exercise and drinking alcohol.

Dr Louise Newson will be hosting:  To HRT & Back: Everything You Need to Know About Menopause & Midlife Health with Dr Louise Newson is on Friday May 19th, 3pm-3.50pm and Saturday May 20th,  4pm-5pm

For further information and tickets please click here –Tickets available now!

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