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
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.
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.