Dr Mourad W Seif PhD, FRCOG
HRT: Is it for me?
Hot flushes, night sweats, dry skin? Take this pill and you can say goodbye to all your menopause-related discomfort. It sounds like a dream come true for every woman of a certain age. So why is HRT not prescribed routinely? What are the benefits and risks and how do doctors decide when to prescribe it?
Dr Seif gained his PhD from Manchester University (1989) on biology of the endometrium. He is a lead clinician for major clinical trials such as UKCTOCS. He was a Member of Councils of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (2000-06), and has been a member of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care since 2005. He is a member of various professional societies, including the Editorial Board of the Cochrane in menstrual disorder and subfertility group, which provides foundation for evidence-based practice in this speciality.
Building Better Bones: Reduce your risk of osteoporosis and fracture
Although osteoporosis is usually treated with medication, bone health is heavily influenced by diet and lifestyle. It’s never too early or too late to work on strengthening your bones. Starting young can help prevent osteoporosis in later life and those with osteoporosis can reduce their risk of fractures. Begin building better bones by learning what to do.
Caroline Jagger qualified as an adult Nurse in 2001, and converted the diploma to a degree specialising in orthopaedics. She worked as a nurse on the orthopaedic ward for 6 years looking after patients, some of whom had fallen and broken their hips. This sparked an interest in finding out how this happened and led her to complete her Master’s degree and apply for the osteoporosis-linked position in Manchester, where she has been employed since 2007. She is an independent prescriber and has a teaching qualification which allows her to treat patients independently. As part of her job she attends the menopause clinic, working and developing her knowledge around all aspects of the menopause.