In the 50th episode of the Newson Health podcast series, Dr Louise Newson chats to Liz Earle MBE about how they first met and the work they have done together. Liz is very open and candid about her own menopause experience and admits how little she knew about the perimenopause and menopause before meeting Dr Newson. She is now a great advocate for women receiving evidence-based menopause advice and treatment. Liz and Dr Newson also discuss ways that women can become more empowered and receive the right advice and treatment. Liz works tirelessly to help women to improve their knowledge and is always campaigning for improved menopause care in the future.
Liz Earle's Three Take Home Tips:
- Knowledge is power! Take a look on menopausedoctor.co.uk and if you are experiencing menopausal symptoms then fill out the Menopause Symptom Questionnaire - you can then print it off and take it to your GP.
- Go to your appointment armed with knowledge, be secure in that knowledge and understand that you may even know more than your GP about the menopause.
- Don't be afraid to ask for a second or even third opinion. It's your body and your life, don't give up if you don't get the right help straight away.