NZ GPs knowledge lacking in this area
I went on HRT last year after putting up with hot flushes, night sweats, etc for 8 years, all because I thought HRT was not safe to take due to family history of strokes. How wrong I was. After educating myself, through a UK Facebook group on Menopause realised how important it is for women to replace their hormones when they start to lose them.
Body-identical HRT is so important for bone, brain, heart health and can reduce the risk of getting dementia among other things.
Why would any woman want to put up with uncomfortable sweating, anxiety, low mood - to the point where you feel like throwing your job in, when it can all be fixed with a little patch twice a week, and one pill each night! There are even GPs in New Zealand telling their patients it is not possible to prescribe Utrogestan??!!
Bring on the conversation, support women.
Why the contribution is important
My idea is for GPs to be better educated, keep up-to-date with the latest recommendations on HRT for peri-menopausal and menopausal women.
Important because there are too many women giving up their jobs, or even giving up on life altogether when it doesn't need to be that way.
by sarny on March 07, 2023 at 02:04PM