Menopause is the stage when a woman’s periods have stopped for 12 consecutive months. This happens when the ovaries stop producing eggs and the oestrogen hormone levels drop. In the UK, the age for natural menopause varies between 45 and 55 years.
Peri-menopause is the time before the periods stop but the oestrogen hormone starts to decline.
Symptoms of the menopause and perimenopause include:
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness
- Sleep disturbance
- Tiredness and exhaustion
- Mood changes
- Emotional fragility/tearfulness
- Lack of libido
- Lack of concentration
- Urinary symptoms such as frequency, recurrent water infections, etc.
- Anxiety/palpitations/headache, etc.
Our aim is to provide you with information and explanation of the stages of peri-menopause and menopause and explore lifestyle alterations that could improve symptoms and general health. We work with you to decide what treatment options may be best suitable for you, including treatment with Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT).