257 – Oestrogen, your heart and the menopause

This week on the podcast Dr Louise is joined by Dr Felice Gersh, who is double board-certified in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine, and specialises in female health, with a focus on managing female hormonal dysfunctions.

She is the author of the bo…

250 – Testosterone: the missing piece of the jigsaw?

This week we mark 250 episodes of the Dr Louise Newson Podcast!
And joining Dr Louise this week is Anita Nicholson, a nurse practitioner and menopause expert at Age Management Center in the US, where she aims to help patients lead the best quality of…

Paperback Edition – Available To Pre-order Now

I’m thrilled to announce that there is going to be a paperback edition of my book The Definitive Guide to Perimenopause and Menopause. It’s been fully revised and updated so the very latest advice is all in there. I talk about identifying symptoms, advice on managing your perimenopause and menopause in the workplace, as well…

247 – Addiction and menopause

Joining Dr Louise on this week’s podcast is Alex Newman, a substance misuse therapist with a special interest in the menopause.

Alex’s passion is supporting women who are self-medicating menopausal symptoms with alcohol and drugs – a recent survey…

Live Theatre Tour – Tickets on Sale Now

I am very excited to say…I am going on tour! For too long people haven’t been able to access the right information or indeed the right treatment, which is barbaric. My mission is to ensure that all women, and men, have access to evidence-based information, so they can make their own choices about their treatment.…

Women’s Health Professional Care Conference

I have been chairing the Menopause Theatre at the Women’s Health Professional Care conference at London Olympia, delivering lots of talks to other healthcare professionals. I was the keynote speaker on day one and delivered a talk about the gender bias towards optimal hormonal health for women. Newson Health menopause specialist, Dr Catherine Coward, talked…

The Sun – Menowashing Article

While it’s great there’s an increased public focus on this important topic and we’re no longer expecting midlife women to suffer in silence, I’ve also grown increasingly concerned by the proliferation of products on the market targeted at menopausal women. Many women are vulnerable and seeking help anywhere they can find it and while it…

This Morning – EHRC guidance

Following today’s headlines about the new EHRC guidance for employers to support menopausal women in the workplace, I was invited onto @thismorning to talk about the news further.

244 – Hot flush drug fezolinetant

On this week’s podcast, Dr Louise is joined by Dr Ashley Winter, a urologist and sexual medicine specialist, and Dr Sarah Glynne, a GP and menopause specialist who is a member of the research team at Newson Health and chairs a working party that prom…

BMJ Article

It was really great to see the letter Dr Sarah Glynne and I submitted to The BMJ printed in the latest issue as a selected letter from the rapid responses on bmj.com. Only three letters were selected for the magazine, and all were about curbing antidepressant use. Over the past decade, antidepressant prescriptions have almost…

Events in Norway with C-Medical

I have been in Norway for a few days to deliver talks at three events hosted by C-Medical The first was for people in various companies about how the perimenopause and menopause can affect people working and the second was for around 70 doctors – mainly GPs – teaching them about symptoms, health risks and safe…

242 – Sex, hormones and the menopause

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this week’s podcast looks at how menopause can affect sex and intimacy.
Joining Dr Louise is US-based Dr Kelly Casperson, urologic surgeon, author, and sex educator with expertise in hormones and pelvic he…

Women in Health & Care Network Dinner

Huge thank you to Mills & Reeve for welcoming Dr Rebecca Lewis and I to the second ever Women in Health & Care Network dinner earlier this week. It was a real honour to speak to so many leaders in the health and care sector about our work in women’s health and it’s been brilliant…

Women, ADHD and hormones

Advisory: this podcast includes themes of mental health and suicide.
Do you find yourself easily distracted, with your attention rapidly shifting between different things?
If so, you could be one of the legion of women who are under-diagnosed for at…

Webinar with Ovacome

Webinar with Ovacome  – The Ovarian Cancer Support Charity I was invited by Ovacome to discuss issues around menopause specific to those affected by ovarian cancer, including menopause following risk reduction surgery and treatment after this; HRT for women with higher risk of cancers; menopause for younger women

239 – Challenging NICE’s draft menopause guidance

On this week’s podcast, Dr Louise is joined by Dr Peter Greenhouse, a menopause specialist with 40 years’ experience in women’s sexual healthcare who is actively involved in postgraduate lecturing.

He has recently spoken out about NICE’s draft men…

FA Event

I’ve been at the @englandfootball today talking about hormones to men and women both in person and remotely with an overwhelming response. I started my presentation talking about a patient who had to stop playing sport as her stamina had reduced, she was experiencing muscle and joint pains and had no motivation. She had struggled for 10…

236 – Menopause in overlooked communities

This week Dr Louise is joined by Dr Ruth Beesley, a GP who works in central Peterborough and who specialises in working with the homeless, those with alcohol or drug addictions and vulnerable women who engage in sex work.
Dr Ruth talks about the chal…

235 – Menopause and brain health: what’s the link?

In this episode Dr Louise is joined by world-renowned neuroscientist Dr Lisa Mosconi, PhD. Dr Lisa is Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic and Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York and author of bestsellers The XX B…

234 – Breast cancer treatment and HRT

Content advisory: this podcast contains themes of mental health and suicide.
Dr Louise is joined by her patient Trudie Jennings in this episode to talk about the complexities around HRT during and after treatment for breast cancer.
Trudie describes h…

Menopause can cause £30,000 pension shortfall

Women who experience menopausal symptoms could miss out in retirement Women are known to face a savings disadvantage due to the gender pay gap, maternity leave and caring responsibilities, but new analysis by Newson Health has shown they could also be missing out on more than £30,000 in pension contributions due to their menopausal symptoms.…

230 – Confronting my menopause fears

Raquela Mosquera joins Dr Louise Newson in this episode to talk about the turmoil, anxiety and unexplained bleeding she went through during her menopause.
Raquela is the mum of Joe Wicks, the fitness coach who kept the country moving during lockdown …

229 – Testosterone: beyond libido

Testosterone is an important sex hormone for both men and women (although women have much lower levels) produced by your ovaries and adrenal glands and declines during the menopause.
When it comes to menopause, testosterone is a hormone that can be m…

225 – Cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and HRT

This week, Dr Louise speaks to Italian Menopause Society president Dr Marco Gambacciani.
Early in his career Dr Marco specialised in reproductive endocrinology. He became interested in the occurrence of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis during …

223 – OCD, depression and the menopause

Content advisory: this podcast contains themes of mental health and suicide.
On this week’s episode of the Dr Louise Newson Podcast, Anna Geldard shares her story of how her mental health was severely affected by menopause.
Anna tells Dr Louise how t…

222 – Empowering women unheard during menopause

In this week’s podcast, food writer, author and award-winning entrepreneur Freda Shafi talks about her work raising awareness of menopause, and recording the experiences in the Pakistani community in West Yorkshire.
Freda shares her own menopause sto…

220 – Hormones, HRT and advocating for yourself

In this podcast, Jill Chmielewski, a nurse, educator and women’s advocate, talks about her mission to guide midlife women to greater wellbeing.
Dr Louise and Jill discuss the powerful and poorly understood role of hormones in women’s health throughou…

219 – Mental health and the perimenopause

Content advisory: this podcast contains themes of mental health and suicide.
 
Joining Dr Louise on the podcast this week are Lynsey and her husband Kieran. In this episode, Lynsey movingly describes a rapid deterioration in her mental health during …

218 – Tamsen Fadal: Speaking out about the menopause

On this week’s podcast, Dr Louise is joined by award-winning US broadcast journalist, podcast host and menopause campaigner Tamsen Fadal.
Tamsen describes how she didn’t recognise she was menopausal after suffering from hot flushes, brain fog and hea…

214 – Dry eyes and menopause: what’s the link?

Noticed that your eyes are feeling drier, grittier or even more watery lately? It could be dry eye syndrome.
July marks Dry Eye Awareness Month, and what you may not know is dry eyes can be a hidden symptom of menopause.
In fact, one in four of the n…

212 – How to thrive at work during the menopause

This episode looks at how hormone changes impact women in the workplace and in their personal lives – and why do many women put their own needs last?
Dr Louise is joined by Dr Claire Kaye, an executive career coach and former GP specialising in perim…

209 – Learning disabilities and the menopause

On this week’s episode of the Dr Louise Newson podcast, Dr Louise welcomes Sharon Saunders.
Sharon is a menopausal woman with learning disabilities and is a wheelchair user.
During the episode, Sharon talks about when she first learned about the meno…

Newson Health announces ground-breaking research into testosterone

Study led by Dr Louise Newson suggests testosterone has benefits beyond sexual function Newson Health has today become the first UK organisation to announce new insights into the benefits of testosterone suggesting the hormone has important health benefits beyond sexual function. The large retrospective observational study was led by Menopause Specialist Dr Louise Newson and…

Newson Health Menopause Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

Dr Louise Newson joins forces with award-winning garden designer Ruth Gwynn Menopause expert Dr Louise Newson has joined forces with award-winning garden designer Ruth Gwynn to create the Newson Health Menopause Show Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at NEC Birmingham on 15-18 June. The garden reflects Newson Health’s ethos of inclusive and accessible menopause…

199 – Rosacea and menopause: what’s the link?

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Sajjad Rajpar makes a welcome return to the podcast this week to talk about the chronic skin condition rosacea, and how it can be impacted by the perimenopause and menopause.
In a special episode to mark Rosacea Awareness …

Dr Louise Newson to appear at Postcards from Midlife Live

GP and Menopause Specialist Dr Louise Newson will be busting myths and sharing her expertise on all things perimenopause and menopause at a brand-new women’s lifestyle event next month. Postcards from Midlife Live takes place in London on May 19-20 and promises to be an event full of inspiration, talks, workshops and expert advice to…

8 out of 10 women ‘never discussed menopause at home growing up’

Poll reveals lack of menopause conversations Three quarters (75%) of British women have openly admitted to not discussing the menopause with their loved ones when growing up – a realisation that could explain the lack of understanding of the hormone deficiency that is crippling half of the population. A further 5% of the 6,000 respondents…

The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause – out now

Publication date for Dr Louise Newson’s new book Today marks the publication day of GP and Menopause Specialist Dr Louise Newson’s essential new book, The Definitive Guide to the Perimenopause and Menopause. As one of the UK’s leading medical experts on menopause, Dr Louise has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and…

189 – Joeli Brearley from Pregnant Then Screwed

Two important issues for women come together in this episode of the Dr Louise Newson Podcast featuring guest Joeli Brearley. Joeli founded the charity Pregnant Then Screwed after she was fired from her job the day after telling her employers she was …

184 – Reflections on 2022 with Dr Rebecca Lewis

Clinical Director of Newson Health, Dr Rebecca Lewis, returns to the podcast this week for a special end of year episode with Dr Louise Newson. The business partners and friends reflect on some of the positives over the last 12 months and discuss the…

122 – Myth-busting clots with Maggie Honey

Maggie Honey was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome, which can be described as having ‘sticky’ blood that is prone to clotting. When she was 46 and a busy mum of triplets, Maggie began having insomnia, recurrent UTIs and dry eyes, skin and mout…

108 – Functional Imagery Training with Helen Pearce

Helen is a Functional Imagery Training (FIT) practitioner and weight loss coach who discovered FIT a couple of years ago and has been helping women to achieve lifestyle changes using this effective technique. FIT is a technique that supports behaviou…

042 – The Big M – Kate Irvine & Dr Louise Newson

In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson is joined by Kate Irvine and together they discuss Kate’s online perimenopause and menopause survey, The Big M. 
Kate began her survey as a way to find out how women really feel about the perimenopause and menopause,…