Menopause doctor accused of risking women's health with high doses of HRT trends now
A leading menopause doctor has been accused of putting women's health at risk with 'alarmingly high' doses of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Dr Louise Newson's private clinic, Newson Health – which sees 4,000 patients a month – is said to regularly prescribe HRT doses that exceed licensed amounts, The Mail on Sunday can disclose.
Regulators allow this but experts say doctors should only offer higher than licensed doses in exceptional cases due to the potential risks, which include womb cancer. Newson Health allegedly offers this kind of treatment to one in five patients.
HRT tops up levels of key female hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, as they start to fall as women enter menopause.
Dr Newson argues high doses are sometimes needed to tackle serious