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Anu Nutakki, MD, practices at Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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Menopause Video - Full Transcription

Text:     This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to
provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Banner Health ©

Audio:  Opening Theme Music

Text:     Banner Health Presents: Ask The Expert
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Image: Anu Nutakki, MD, remaining on camera throughout the video, speaks

Text: MENOPAUSE, Anu Nutakki, MD 

Audio:  “I’m Dr. Anu Nutakki…”


Audio:  “…an internal medicine physician on staff…”


Audio:  “…at Banner Gateway Medical Center.”

Image: Smiling mother and adolescent daughter

Audio:  “Menopause is a word that can make women cringe. The possibility of…”

Image:  Symptoms listed below fade-in as being spoken, and listed on-screen as follows:

Text: Thinning Hair, Vaginal Dryness, Decreased Libido, Hot Flashes, Sleep Disturbances, Weight Gain, Mood Swings 

Audio:  “…developing hot flashes, sleep disturbances, mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, thinning hair, weight gain and other symptoms makes menopause seem daunting.”

Text: as many as 75% of women experience  menopausal symptoms

Audio:  “As many as 75-percent of women experience menopausal symptoms and many of them suffer through them as their mothers’ and grandmothers’ did.”

Text: Seeking medical help improves symptoms and quality of life

Audio:  “Many women are surprised to find that seeking medical help may lead to an improvement in their symptoms and quality of life.”

Text: Talk to your health care provider

Audio:  “Talking with a health care provider is an important step in getting the correct information about menopause because each woman experiences menopause differently.”

Image: Grown daughter with arm around her aging mother.

Audio:  “By communicating with a physician, questions and concerns can be addressed and a health care plan can be individualized to a woman’s specific needs.” 

Image: Grandmother knitting with smiling child on her lap.

Audio:  “For some women, pharmacological therapy with hormone replacement or other prescribed medications may be an option.”

Image: Smiling mother and two sons on front porch

Audio:  “Some women believe in the benefits of herbals and supplements. However, most clinical trials have shown that these are not particularly effective in improving menopausal symptoms.”

Image:  Middle-aged couple relaxing on bench at tennis court.

Audio:  “Behavioral techniques and lifestyle changes may also be helpful for many women.”

Text: Menopause is a natural and important milestone in a woman’s life

Audio:  “Menopause is a natural and an important milestone in a woman’s life. By de-mystifying and understanding menopause, as well as having options to many symptoms, a woman can feel empowered rather than feeling a loss of control.”

Text: If you have questions or concerns regarding Menopause,
consult your health care professional

Audio:  “If you have questions about menopause, or are experiencing menopausal symptoms, please make an appointment with your health care provider.”

Text:     For more health information from Banner Health experts
Please Visit or call Banner Health’s Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273)

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