22: Managing Menopause with Dr. Linda Dear

22: Managing Menopause with Dr. Linda Dear
27 mar 2024 · 1 h 2 min. 27 sec.

Menopause is a significant life transition that 50% of the population goes through, but often is not talked about enough, especially in the workplace. Aside from physical symptoms, menopause can...

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Menopause is a significant life transition that 50% of the population goes through, but often is not talked about enough, especially in the workplace. Aside from physical symptoms, menopause can also have a big impact on your mental health. In this episode, we’ll be learning what is menopause and how to manage it both in your personal and work lives.

Dr Linda Dear MBBS, FRNZCGP, BA (Hons) Psychology, DRCOG, NCMP.
Linda is a specialist GP and Menopause Doctor, trained in the UK and based in New Zealand. She currently runs a private menopause clinic called Menodoctor and sees women from all over the country for specialist consultations. She has also created New Zealand and Australia’s largest survey on menopause and runs menopause training and education service for workplaces.

In this episode, we dive deep into answering the following thorny questions:

0:00 - Intro
2:05 - What was Linda's journey to becoming a menopause doctor?
3:50 - What is menopause?
6:15 - What age does menopause start?
8:50 - How do you know if you are experiencing menopause?
10:50 - What are menopause-related mental health symptoms?
14:04 - What can you do to manage the menopause-related mental health symptoms?
17:50 - How does Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) work?
22:15 - How long should you stay on HRT?
24:40 - How do you treat vaginal symptoms related to menopause?
26:10 - What lifestyle changes improve the transition through menopause?
32.37 - How does menopause impact someone at work and how can organisations support them?
37:40 - How can managers better support employees who are experiencing menopause?
41:50 - What resources are available to assist workplaces to better support employees experiencing menopause?
44:10 - Can men also experience menopause?
47:30 - Are there higher risk groups that will experience a more difficult perimenopausal period?
51:45 - Are there special considerations organisations with a predominantly female workforce need to be aware of?
54:40 - What is a menopause policy?
57:09 - What are the key findings from the largest menopause survey?
1:00:50 - What is Linda's one wellbeing practice?

Learn more about Linda:


https://menodoctor.com/pages/about
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindamdear/?originalSubdomain=nz 

Helpful resources:

Perimenopausal or Menopausal Quiz:
https://menodoctor.com/pages/about#quiz-qrHPoP

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