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Everything You Need To Know About Menopause with Professor Annice Mukherjee

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  May 10, 2023

Right now, there are more than 13 million peri- or post-menopausal women in the UK. That’s around 25% of the population, so whether you are in that particular category or not, you will be interacting with women within in that category on a daily basis. That’s why I think it’s imperative that all of us have a deeper understanding of what exactly is going on for women at this stage of life.

Menopause has become one of the most talked about health topics over the past few years. And, as topics get talked about more, the variety of information we get exposed to increases. But is all the information we are consuming accurate?

Today’s guest is one of the UK’s most respected medical experts on women’s hormones and menopause. Professor Annice Mukherjee is a leading U.K. endocrinologist and the author of the bestselling book: The Complete Guide To Menopause. She has over three decades of clinical experience and has supported thousands of women going through menopause manage their symptoms and improve their well-being. She is an Honorary Professor at Coventry University, is on the British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council and was recently named in the Financial Times list, of ‘Women of 2022’ for her work in menopause.

Our aim for this conversation was to make it a really comprehensive guide for all things menopause related. And I really do think we managed to cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • What happens in the lead up to the menopause
  • What symptoms are commonly caused by fluctuating hormone levels
  • Why not all women experience menopause symptoms
  • How it IS possible for women to prepare their bodies for menopause
  • The impact of stress and other lifestyle behaviours on symptoms
  • Why menopause should not be thought of as a hormone deficiency state
  • The Pros and Cons of HRT

And, so much more.

We also explore something that Annice calls the ‘menopause paradox’ – on one hand, there has never been a better time in history to be a woman, with greater equality and better treatment options for symptoms, yet at the same time more women are struggling with their midlife health than ever before.

Annice is a highly qualified and credentialed professional but she also speaks from personal experience. She has previously been diagnosed with breast cancer and, following this diagnosis, she went through menopause herself at the age of 41.

Annice is someone who passionately wants all women to know, that they have more control over their health and wellbeing, than they think.

This is a wonderful conversation, it is jam-packed full of information and practical insights. I enjoyed having it, I hope you enjoy listening.

Disclaimer: The content in the podcast and on this webpage is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.*

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Watch the video version of the conversation here:

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Annice’s book:

The Complete Guide to the Menopause: Your Toolkit to Take Control and Achieve Life-Long Health

Bone Loss graph from The Complete Guide to the Menopause by Dr Annice Mukherjee

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Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP