Risks vs Benefits of HRT, Is Menopause Overmedicalized & Testing Hormones

Dr. Heather Hirsch

Dr. Heather Hirsch clears the confusion on hormone therapy, cancer risk and testing for hormones in midlife. We cover the most common questions women ask about menopause. By the end of this podcast you should feel empowered and informed so you know how to approach your own doctor with your questions on menopause. 

Dr. Heather Hirsch is a certified internist practicing private telemedicine and founder of the Menopause & Midlife clinic at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hirsch is board certified in Internal Medicine and has advanced fellowship training in Women’s Health at the Cleveland Clinic. She specializes in menopausal hormone therapy, breast cancer survivorship, sexual dysfunction, bone health, and so many other conditions we are concerned about in midlife. 

Dr. Hirsch is an active and contributing member of the Menopause Society, formerly known as NAMS and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. She also serves on the medical advisory board of Midi Health, which is the first digital platform designed for women’s unique needs in midlife. 

You may see her at her private telemedicine practice and you can book visits directly at heatherhirschmd.com

Dr. Hirsch has been featured on Oprah, NPR, Women’sHealth, InStyle and Forbes. 

We cover : 

  • The politicalization, “medicalization”  and emotions of the topic of menopause

  • The Lancet Article : Time For A Balanced Conversation About Menopause

  • Cancer risk of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

  • Do you need to test during menopause?

  • Where to find a menopause trained doctor

Book: Unlock Your Menopause Type https://heatherhirschmd.com/book/

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