Menopause is a natural transition in a woman’s life from being fertile and producing oestrogen and progesterone, to no longer being fertile and no longer having to worry about contraception. Technically it is defined as the time the woman has her last menstrual period.
The main aim of this clinic is to help women manage symptoms of the menopause. The withdrawal from oestrogen that occurs in menopause causes some women to have hot flushes, night sweats, low mood, dry vaginal epithelium, sexual dysfunction, more frequent urinary tract infections, not to mention thinning of hair, skin and bones and weight gain.Most menopausal problems are relatively simple and can be managed with the right advice.
Since the menopause is caused by declining levels of the hormone oestrogen, the main medical treatment is to reverse this decline through hormone replacement therapy or HRT.
There are many different forms of HRT, which can be administered in many different ways, including creams, pills, skin patches or sub-cutaneous implants. It can take a little while to find the most effective HRT preparation for an individual woman and you may need to try 2 or 3 to find one that suits you best.
Our team of doctors will guide you through this tricky phase by ensuring you get the best advice based on a thorough examination of your body. Avoidance of possible triggers such as caffeine, cigarettes, spicy foods and stress is absolutely vital. Regular exercise and physical activity are other methods advocated by the doctors.