Edition 6: April 2018

Welcome to Hormone Health’s sixth newsletter

The most exciting news this month was the first results from a study looking at a new medicine to help manage menopause symptoms.

The new drugs are not yet available to the public, but the first scientific study shows that they can significantly reduce symptoms, such as hot flushes. More details at Independent Online: New menopause drugs offer women relief from ‘debilitating’ hot flushes.

I was part of the scientific research group involved at The Imperial College, London and I believe that this is the first group of medicines which seems to be a genuine alternative to HRT for those women that can’t use it, in that effectiveness appears to be similar to HRT for alleviating hot flushes and sweats.

More research is necessary, but the potential for a real alternative to HRT is very encouraging news, particularly for women who cannot use HRT due to previous medical conditions.

Other news:

It was endometriosis week at the beginning of March (see hormonehealth.co.uk News).

This generated a lot of press activity, which is essential to raise the awareness of a condition that can be so debilitating if misdiagnosed or incorrectly treated.

We have also added some new articles to Hormone Knowledge in the patient resources section of our website. These pages cover information on endometriosis and libido / testosterone.

Finally, we are very pleased to announce that a new Associate has joined our team in London. Dr Jessica Baron has specialised in women’s health for 20 years and will be a great addition to our team.

Our best wishes
Nick Panay

ps. If you haven’t had a chance to do so already, we would really appreciate feedback on the service we offer at Hormone Health. If you have recently had a consultation, we would appreciate your feedback. As a sign of our gratitude, for every questionnaire returned in the next 2 weeks, we will donate £1 to the charity Women’s Health Concern. The WHC provide an excellent independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns.