How does it make you feel?
The symptoms of the menopause can vary, and for some women, can be very troublesome. Why? The oestrogen factor!
Often, we associate oestrogen with ‘female organs’ such as the ovaries, and uterus. At a stretch we might throw in moods and sex drive, but the reality is that many different structures and organs in the body need oestrogen to function effectively. These include the brain, heart and blood vessels, the musculoskeletal system, skin, bladder, as well as the breasts, ovaries, uterus, vagina, cervix, and pelvic floor.
As oestrogen levels fall, you may start to notice the following:
Managing the Menopause
Every woman is going to experience the menopause differently. For some, the symptoms will be mild and short-lived. For others, it can be really troublesome with symptoms that impact day-to-day life and/or last several months to years.
- 45 minutes consultation with a 2MeClinic doctor
- Management plan discussed
- Referrals to specialists or for further investigations included
- Medication prescription if needed
At 2MeClinic, we have designed a specific consultation which will allow you to get the time to discuss your symptoms and your concerns and to produce a tailored management plan.
When you’ll make a menopause consultation appointment with a 2MeClinic GP, you will be asked to fill a questionnaire prior to the consultation to make the most of it.
Menopause is also a great time to begin or maintain healthy changes in your life.
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There are a wide range of treatments available, which can broadly be divided into menopause hormone treatment (MHT) also known as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and ‘alternatives’ to MHT/HRT. Information on the benefits and risks of treatment can sometimes seem conflicting and confusing. At 2MeClinic, we will help you decide on the most appropriate treatment options for your symptoms or health concerns.
- Louise Newson: www.menopausedoctor.co.uk very user-friendly!
- Rock My Menopause website (www.rockmymenopause.com) has a variety of factsheets and podcasts on various aspects of menopause.
- Menopause Matters (www.menopausematters.co.uk) provides information on the menopause, menopausal symptoms, and treatment options.
- Women’s Health Concern (the patient arm of the British Menopause Society, website available at www.womens-health-concern.org) has a range of factsheets and an email advice service.
- The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (www.rcog.org.uk) has various patient leaflets in the section on Menopause and women’s health in later life.
- The Daisy Network (www.daisynetwork.org) is a nationwide support group for women diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency or premature menopause.
- The NHS leaflet Menopause.
Book a Menopause appointment with one of our 2MeClinic GPsBook now
Please refer to our blog to get more information on Menopause.
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