Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life but if you have troublesome symptoms, getting help with menopause in West London could be an important step. The changes that happen before and after menopause can be disruptive and may need to be treated.
Not all women need treatment for menopausal symptoms. If your symptoms are mild, there are things you can try on your own that might help. Our ‘Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy’ patient leaflet will provide more information. For more severe or bothersome symptoms, there are effective treatment options available.
Help with menopause in West London may come in the form of menopausal hormone therapy. Oestrogen is the most effective treatment for hot flushes. For most healthy women who are seeking help with symptoms of menopause, it is safe, low risk, and effective. It is generally given for up to five years but many women use it for longer. Understanding your medical needs and history determines the most effective treatment.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is defined as the time in a woman’s life, usually between age 45 and 55 years, when the ovaries stop producing eggs (ovulating) and menstrual periods end. After Menopause, a woman can no longer get pregnant. If you are using a hormonal method of birth control, like pills, an injection, a vaginal ring, or a skin patch, talk to your doctor or nurse to find out when you should stop.
Menopause does not happen suddenly; most women experience several years of changes in their menstrual periods before they stop completely. During this time, many women also start to have menopausal symptoms. These result from declining levels of oestrogen in the body and can include hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes, sleep problems and vaginal dryness.
A woman is said to have completed menopause once she has gone a full year without having a period. The average age for a woman to stop having periods is 51 years.
Deciding on the best treatment option for menopause symptoms can be challenging. Your symptoms and individual circumstances should form the basis of any decision making. Mr de Rosnay is a specialist gynaecologist and can offer help for menopause in West London.
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