Menopause Matters at Southend
25 June 2019
Miss Nidhi Tripathi (pictured), Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, is putting Southend on the map as a go-to hospital for menopause training.
Thanks to Miss Tripathi's considerable expertise, Southend
Hospital is now registered to train consultants, GPs and specialist
nurses in listening to, advising and treating women experiencing a
wide-range of symptoms related to menopause and peri-menopause.
"Every woman who has periods will experience menopause,"
explains Miss Tripathi. "It may happen as part of the natural aging
process or unexpectedly early either spontaneously or as a result
of surgery or treatment. Considering that, I continue to be
surprised that menopause isn't talked about more often and more
openly, although that does seem to be slowly changing.
"Women who come to my clinics tell me how difficult it can be to
access the information they want or need to help them understand
the different ways that menopause can affect their physical and
"I'm passionate about educating health professionals to
recognise menopause symptoms - which can be many and varied - and
help women take decisions on the best way to manage their symptoms
for their immediate and future health.
"There are a lot of myths and misconceptions around menopause
and HRT (hormone replacement therapy) as well as changes in the way
that NICE recommends that symptoms should be treated, so up-to-date
training is essential to enable health professionals to give great
advice to the women that need it."
One of the trainees, Miss Saadia Noreldeen a consultant in
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, praised the training she received at
Southend: "The best thing about the trainer is not only the
knowledge or excellent consultation skills but also the
friendliness and being very approachable. It was the best learning
experience since I have done my scan training in 2009. I have
learnt so much in a field that I had very limited baseline
knowledge. The learning, based on problem solving and
interacting with patient, has helped me to see patient issues live
and in a real environment."
Pictured: Miss Nidhi Tripathi