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Dr Elisabeth McCulloch

Aesthetic Doctor and Medical Director mSkin; General Practitioner with a Special Interest in Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause

Dr. Liz McCulloch’s career started in Austria, where she graduated from Vienna University in 2001 and completed her medical degree with academic research in Ovarian and Breast Cancer. She trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the reputable Ignaz-Semmelweis Clinic in Vienna before moving to the UK, qualifying  as a General Practitioner and working in Brighton since 2008.  Dr. McCulloch recognised the need for a holistic approach to women’s health and well-being and opened her Aesthetic Clinic mSkin in 2013.

Following extensive training Dr. McCulloch was awarded the Certificate of Menopause Care by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and works as an Associate at the International Centre for Hormonal Health, in London. Previous roles include Clinical Lead for Maternity and Children’s Services for Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group. Currently she is Deputy Chair of the East Sussex Local Medical Committee responsible for representing the views of GPs.
 

Talk Overview

Effects of the menopausal transition on the body

The drop in oestrogen during the menopause plays an important role in ageing and it can affect a woman’s wellbeing and appearance in many ways. For example the lack of oestrogen can lead to changes to the cardiovascular system, osteoporosis and subsequent kyphosis, vulvovaginal atrophy and ageing of the skin. We take a closer look at whether our hormones are to blame for weight gain. Are sex hormones capable of changing insulin sensitivity and future risk of Type 2 Diabetes? Does bioidentical HRT help or worsen central abdominal fat gain? We discuss regulated bioidentical treatments and what is available on the NHS.