Date Posted: 1st June 2018
The menopause is a natural development that all women experience as they get older. Unfortunately, for many women, it is a time of anxiety and stress due to the symptoms and changes that can accompany it.
It is the time when women stop having periods. The average age for women to reach the menopause in the UK is 51.
For some women the loss of reproductive ability can be deeply felt, and for all women the menopause is a personal experience and not just a medical condition.
The most common symptoms are a loss of confidence, anxiety and panic attacks.
At St Joseph’s we have a menopause clinic that can offer a holistic approach and an all-female multidisciplinary team who will evaluate and treat the patient during this difficult time. To begin with, we offer an initial consultation by a GP in order to assess your needs and to assess if further investigations or treatments can be established.
We will discuss the option of medications, as well as suggest multiple services. Our all-female team includes GPs, a gynaecologist, psychologist, counsellor, physiotherapist, nutritionist, cardiology nurse and a breast care nurse.
We offer a bespoke service to guide you through the menopause, to help keep you feeling great.
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