Dr Louise Newson discusses changing hormones with Nurse Tracy Rutter, who has had an interesting & varied career as an army nurse & a school nurse. Tracy talks about changing hormones in adolescent girls & comparisons with changing hormone levels in perimenopausal and menopausal women, her own experience of surgical menopause, how balancing her hormones really improved the quality of her life & her experience of working in the Menopause and Wellbeing Centre.
Tracy's Three Take Home Tips:
- Don't put yourself on the back burner any more! Be brave and seek the right advice and treatment.
- That 'me time' is really important - remember to take care of yourself.
- Start keeping a diary to record your symptoms and how you are feeling. It can be helpful for your own mind and also when you visit your GP.