Holistic Approach to The Menopause

Date Posted: 1st June 2018

Dr Isabel Echeveste, private GP at St Joseph’s Hospital advises on health during the menopause.

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.

What is the menopause?

It is the time when women stop having periods. The average age for women to reach the menopause in the UK is 51.

The type of symptoms experienced are:

  • Hot flushes
  • Low mood or anxiety
  • Urine incontinence
  • Aches and pains
  • aginal dryness
  • Weight gain

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.

What we offer at St Joseph’s Hospital

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.

We promise to provide

  • Time to listen, understand and support you
  • Continuity to develop a strong relationship with you
  • Relief from short-term menopausal symptoms
  • Advice about ways to improve your health and wellbeing
  • Information about staying well. Up-to-date, evidencebased information in a format to suit you

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