How To Speak To Your GP
Your primary care physician’s office is a good place to start if you’re having trouble managing symptoms of menopause. But what should you tell your doctor and what will they want to know? And how can you prepare ahead of time?
Dr. Jeni Worden, a Dorset general practitioner, provides advice on every step of the menopause-related appointment process in the Winter 2022-2023 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter. This includes arranging the appointment and being prepared, as well as discussing HRT and conducting blood tests.
According to Norma Goldman of The Menopause Exchanged, doctor’s appointments should be a two-way exchange, and you and your doctor should come away from the meeting with a plan of action. Your general practitioner will need to know some things right away, while other health issues may wait for a different appointment. It’s critical that you tell your primary care physician everything you’re feeling and any concerns you have.
The Menopause Exchange
In addition to news, Ask the Experts Q&As, and information about Norma Goldman’s webinars, talks, and workshops, the Winter 2022-2023 issue of The Menopause Exchange quarterly newsletter includes articles on oral health, gut bacteria and health during the menopause, and HRT in women with medical conditions.
The Menopause Exchange has never received funding from any businesses or organizations since its inception in 1999. Our free quarterly newsletter is written by top UK medical professionals like menopause consultants, general practitioners, specialist menopause nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, and complementary practitioners. Also included are book reviews, news, and our “Ask the experts” page. The Menopause Exchange sends its free quarterly newsletter via email to over 13,000 people, including men and women, healthcare professionals, complementary therapists, managers in the workplace, and journalists.
For more than 23 years, Norma Goldman has been giving talks and workshops about menopause. Her extensive knowledge has helped thousands of women experience a more pleasant menopause. She is now hosting her own regular webinars with Zoom. Norma’s “Understanding the Menopause” webinar is beneficial for women in or nearing menopause, women who have had a premature menopause (before age 40) or a hysterectomy, and anyone interested in women’s midlife health. Presentations are also open to postmenopausal women. Women who sign up for the webinar will be able to ask questions, get a factsheet, and find out about other women’s experiences.
Find more from The Menopause Exchange now:
Facebook and Twitter (@MenopauseExch).