In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is speaking to Professor Jim Simon, a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Endocrinology at George Washington University in Washington DC.
Dr Newson and Professor Simon talk about the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study and more specifically about the different types of progestogens and progesterone. He clearly describes and explains how body identical progesterone is the safest to take as well as the benefits women often experience when taking body identical progesterone. Jim also explores and explains the evidence regarding the reported risks of breast cancer with HRT and he and Dr Newson also talk about how important it is that women receive the best care and treatment during their menopausal years.
Professor Jim Simon’s Three Take Home Tips:
- Listen to your own body – it will tell you the truth! Address each of your symptoms with a healthcare profession and know your treatment options. Your symptoms are not ‘a right of passage’ that you have to put up with.
- You are likely to live a very long life, take the big picture into account and try to practice preventive medicine.
- Remember that whatever you decide on with your healthcare professional, doesn’t have to be for the rest of your life. Make the best choice for you today and live it out until things change – you can always make a different choice if it’s warranted tomorrow.