In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Donal O’Gorman, co-founder and CEO of identifyHer, to discuss perimenopause and menopause on the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast. Dr. O’Gorman has previously focused on exercise science and the prevention of chronic diseases and realized the lack of information regarding women’s health and menopause. They talk about the age range for perimenopause, the symptoms women may experience, and the need to address these issues.

Show notes: 

00:02:28 Addressing women’s health needs.

00:05:55 Early symptoms of menopause.

00:13:11 Understanding perimenopause is challenging.

00:17:32 Menopause increases disease risk.

00:23:42 Empower women with information and options.

00:29:34 Early detection of menopause symptoms.

00:35:35 Perimenopause can be diagnosed.

More About Dr. O’Gorman:

headshot of Dr. Donal O'GormanDr. Donal O’Gorman, PhD is cofounder and Chief Operating Officer of women’s health startup, identifyHer. He is an international expert in exercise physiology and was a Prof. at Dublin City University for 20 years where he studied the impact of sedentary behaviour on the risk of chronic disease as well as the role of exercise in disease prevention and management. In 2022 he left academia to join cofounder Heidi Davis at identifyHer to address unmet needs in women’s health, focusing on the menopausal transition. Donal brings, to identifyHer, his experience in health monitoring and running large scale projects to investigate disease prediction and prevention. He wants to play a role in addressing the health inequalities women face and believes the healthcare of women requires a lifespan approach and not the current disease management model.

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