Do you have hot flushes, night sweats or sleep disturbance? What about vaginal changes or urinary symptoms? Are you losing bone mass? Have you had your bone density checked?
It is estimated that 8 out of 10 women experience symptoms such as these leading up to the menopause. Of these, 45% find their symptoms difficult to deal with.
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. It is the time in a woman’s life when the function of the ovaries ceases. The process of menopause does not occur overnight, but rather is a gradual process. This so-called peri-menopausal transition period is a different experience for each woman.
Our wonderful women doctors, Dr Carmel Hutcheson and Dr Alison Hoey, have a wealth of experience in women’s health
They are trained LARC tutors (Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive) and both are passionate about helping women navigate the menopause
Our menopause clinic should be your first port of call if you feel the menopause is approaching. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can make the experience a lot easier. Our menopause clinic gives you an opportunity to have an in-depth discussion about menopause.
Typically, a consultation will includes a breast check, blood tests, a discussion about HRT and an analysis of your bloods. You can get answers to all your questions in a one-on-one session with Dr Carmel or Dr Alison.