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The Truth About the Menopause – BBC1

The Truth About the Menopause - Picture Shows: At Portland Hospital Sara Matthews, Mariella Frostrup
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Mariella Frostrup shares her own personal experience of the menopause and examines what the latest scientific research reveals about it what and can be done to alleviate it

Journalist and presenter Mariella Frostrup (pictured above with gyneacologist Sara Matthews) wants to sort fact from fiction when it comes to the menopause.

Millions of women are suffering with hot flushes, anxiety, sleep loss and depression, but the only treatment at the moment is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and there have been some scary headlines about its possible link to cancer.

Mariella, who is on HRT herself, talks to experts to learn the truth about the menopause – and if HRT poses a risk to women's health.

The Truth About the Menopause

Mariella Frostrup asks questions about the menopause...

She also looks into other ways to reduce symptoms, including exercise, supplements and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), with some surprising and positive results. An intelligent film about a subject that’s not talked about enough.

Please note this programme airs at 10.45pm in Scotland.

TV Times rating: ****