Menopause & HRT

Symptom associated with the menopause can have a significant impact on your life, but we are here to help.

What is the Menopause?

Menopause occurs one year after your final menstrual period. The average age of menopause in the UK is 51. However, for some women symptoms can start much earlier than this. Common symptoms include hot flushes and night sweats, although many women also experience problems with sleep and concentration, changes in their bladder function and sexual difficulties due to a lack of libido or vaginal dryness. See more below.

Symptoms associated with the menopause can have a significant impact on your life but we are here to help you manage this. We are able to prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), including testosterone for libido, and will take into account your individual symptoms and your personal and family history to assess for risk factors.

Both consultant Miss Rebecca Gibbs and our in-house GP Dr Rachel Hines are menopause specialists approved by the British Menopause Society.

We also recommend the Women’s Health Concern and The Daisy Network for more information and support regarding the menopause, premature menopause and HRT.

Our Menopause Specialists

Both Miss Gibbs and Dr Hines are menopause specialists on the British Menopause Society register. Miss Gibbs has completed the advanced training skills module in the Management of the Menopause at the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, while Dr Hines has completed her Advanced Menopause training with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

 

They focus on the holistic care of women, considering their symptoms, personal and family history and then discussing treatment options including both hormone replacement therapy and non-hormonal options.

Commonly known symptoms include:

  • Hot flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Mood swings

  • Tiredness

  • Poor sleep

  • Poor concentration

  • Lack of libido

Less commonly known symptoms include:

  • Heavy periods

  • Vaginal dryness, itching or soreness

  • Pain during sexual intercourse

  • Urinary symptoms such as changes in bladder function

  • Worsening PMS (premenstrual syndrome)

  • Depression, anxiety and irritability

  • Memory problems

  • Panic attacks

  • Worsening headaches and migraines

  • Muscle and joint pains

  • Hair and skins changes (such as dry or itchy skin)

Get in Touch

Our friendly office team will help with all your Menopause-related queries.