All women experience menopause as part of the ageing process. The term ‘menopause’ can describe any of the changes a woman goes through either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.
The average age of the menopause is 51 years but some women can suffer menopausal symptoms for up to 10. While some women sail through the menopause other women experience a variety of symptoms including:
Hot flushes & Night sweats
Joint pain & stiffness
Dry skin / hair
Pain with intercourse (Dyspareunia)
Tiredness, mood swings, irritability, panic attacks, anxiety, low mood, poor concentration, brain fog
Vaginal dryness and atrophy
Urinary incontinence and Recurrent Urine infections (UTI)
Due to longer life expectancy, women are now spending a third of their lifespan menopausal and so managing the menopause is becoming an increasing part of women’s health. With the NHS being hugely stretched, appointments with GP’s can be short and thus difficult to thoroughly discuss your menopausal symptoms and how they impact on your day to day life.
At Sandbanks Women’s Health Clinic, we believe every woman deserves the time to explore her symptoms and every option available. We know that, as women, we are not all the same. Our diagnosis comprises of listening to your symptoms as well as blood tests to identify your exact hormone imbalance. We can then help and work with you to choose the most effective treatment plan that will benefit you and write, if necessary, prescriptions for this.
Get in touch if you would like a consultation!