Welcome to the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing (SEW) podcast! In this episode, Demystifying the Menopause, our host Dr. Andrew Tresidder is joined by Dr. Kathryn Patrick from Yeovil District Hospital to discuss the menopause in detail.
During the conversation, they discuss how the menopause can affect physical and mental health, what the different treatment options are and how you can help to alleviate some of the symptoms and effects of the menopause with some simple lifestyle changes.
The SEW podcast is a free weekly show hosted by Dr. Andrew Tresidder and Dr. Peter Bagshaw. In each episode, the doctors discuss a different topic related to mental and emotional wellbeing and often invite expert guests to join them in conversation. The show is aimed at the people of Somerset and beyond; the advice and guidance provided should apply to anybody who needs it, whenever they need it.
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Menopause Information - Menopause and hormone replacement therapy information from Yeovil District Hospital
Menopause Matters – Menopausematters.co.uk is an award winning, independent website providing up-to-date, accurate information about the menopause, menopausal symptoms and treatment options. Here you will find information on what happens leading up to, during and after the menopause, what the consequences can be, what you can do to help and what treatments are available.
British Menopause Society – The British Menopause Society (BMS), established in 1989, educates, informs and guides Healthcare professionals on menopause and all aspects of post reproductive health. This is achieved through an annual programme of lectures, conferences, meetings, exhibitions and our interactive website. We offer a range of publications including our quarterly journal Post Reproductive Health and the definitive handbook Management of the Menopause.
Menopause and diet: Food Fact Sheet – Menopause and diet: Food Fact Sheet from the Association of UK Dieticians
Menopause and Natural Ways to Cope – This leaflet has been produced to give you information about the menopause and natural ways to cope with it. It is not meant to replace discussion between you and your doctor or nurse but can act as a starting point for such a discussion. If after reading it you have any concerns or require further explanation, please discuss this with a member of the healthcare team.
Mindline Somerset - To help address the emotional health needs of the public, Mindline (run by Mind in Somerset) has extended their hours so people can call and talk to someone about their anxieties and worries. Call 01823 276892