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Frequently asked questions and answers.

The list below contains some frequently asked questions and answers relating to menopause. If you would like to talk to a menopause expert about your own questions or concerns, please book a consultation so we can create a personalised care plan and discuss any recommendations for treatment.

Absence of menstruation: The lack of menstruation for a full year is one of the main indicators of menopause. It is likely that you have entered menopause if you have gone a full calendar year without having a period. However, it’s crucial to see a doctor to rule out other possible causes if you suffer […] Read more
It’s crucial to remember that the advantages and hazards of HRT should be properly compared. HRT carries some hazards, including a higher risk of blood clots, stroke, and specific forms of cancer. Considerations including age, medical history, family history, and personal preferences should all be taken into account while weighing the risks and advantages of […] Read more
The time that precedes menopause is referred to as the perimenopause or menopausal transition. It is a normal biological process that begins in women’s 40s or even earlier in some situations. As the body gets ready for the end of the reproductive years, perimenopause is characterised by hormonal changes and adjustments to the menstrual cycle. […] Read more
Women experiencing menopausal symptoms may benefit from hormone replacement treatment (HRT) in a number of ways. It’s crucial to remember that the choice to utilise HRT should be made in consultation with your healthcare professional, taking into account your unique medical history and needs. Here are a few potential advantages of HRT: Menopausal Symptom Relief: […] Read more
Primary Ovarian insufficiency effects 1% of women and occurs when a woman’s periods stop below the age of 40 so it is not as rare as many people believe. The process by which this happens is entirely different to an ordinary menopause (where the egg supply naturally runs out) in that it is an autoimmune […] Read more
Your medical history, symptoms, preferences, and personal risk profile all play a role in figuring out which hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is best for you. Types of HRT Systemic HRT: Systemic HRT replaces the hormones lost during menopause by administering oestrogen, either with or without progesterone. It is available in many different forms, such as […] Read more
Migraine may emerge at the perimenopause, or existing migraines may get worse, due to fluctuating hormone levels. Some women may vaguely recall suffering from them when their periods first started. Migraine with aura, where women see a kaleidoscope effect, may also be experienced as dizziness or vertigo known as vestibular migraine. Coupled with disturbed sleep, […] Read more
Bioidentical hormones are precise duplicates of hormones such as estradiol, progesterone and testosterone, in the same way that modern regulated body identical hormones, which I prescribe, are. Bioidentical is often used by clinics as a marketing term purporting the benefits of compounded bioidentical hormones, however, there are concerns about their purity, effectiveness and safety. Progesterone […] Read more
Individuals can have menopause symptoms for a variety of lengths of time. Menopause symptoms typically persist between a few months and several years. Genetics, general health, lifestyle choices, and the particular symptoms experienced can all have an impact on the length and severity of symptoms. Perimenopause, often known as the menopause-preparatory stage, can last anywhere […] Read more
For women who prefer not to utilise or are unable to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), non-hormonal treatments can be useful in treating menopausal symptoms. Changes in lifestyle: A few lifestyle adjustments can help reduce menopausal symptoms. These include getting adequate sleep, engaging in regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, using stress-reduction strategies (like yoga […] Read more
HRT involves taking drugs that contain hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The use of HRT is sadly a complicated and neglected topic for women who have had breast cancer. Breast cancer cells, with hormone receptors may be fed by oestrogen and even those without hormone receptors can go on to develop oestrogen positive […] Read more
Depending on your unique situation and reproductive objectives, you may need to utilise birth control while going through menopause. Women can still get pregnant up until menopause, despite the fact that menopause is typically linked to a natural fall in fertility. Factors to consider Perimenopause: The transitional period before menopause, the perimenopause, is when hormonal […] Read more
A substantial risk factor for future blood clotting events is a history of blood clots, particularly deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Oestrogen, used in HRT, and oestrogen-containing drugs have been linked to an increased risk of blood clots. The dosage, oestrogen type (oral, transdermal, etc.), and other risk factors may all affect […] Read more
Changes in food and lifestyle can be very helpful in controlling the symptoms of menopause. A healthy lifestyle can improve general wellbeing and aid with some menopausal symptoms. Following are some crucial areas where food and lifestyle modifications can be advantageous: Well-balanced diet: Put an emphasis on eating a varied diet that is full of […] Read more
Yes, menopause can increase the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis in women. Heart disease: Oestrogen provides partial protection against heart disease before menopause. The risk of heart disease rises for women as they approach menopause with their falling oestrogen levels. This is because oestrogen supports stable cholesterol levels and maintains elastic blood vessels. Age, […] Read more
Book a TRUE full body cryotherapy treatments with chillglow Relief from Hot Flashes: Hot flashes, which are sudden and intense feelings of heat, are a common symptom of menopause in women. WBC entails exposure to extremely cold, which could perhaps offer momentary relief from hot flashes by lowering heat-related symptoms and cooling the body. Reduced […] Read more
A menopause specialist is a healthcare professional who specialises in assessing and treating women with complex needs such as multiple therapy failures, POI, complex medical conditions, high risk cancer genes, or hormone-dependent cancer. They accept more complex patient referrals and assist colleagues in managing patients with greater risk factors or where various factors influence decision […] Read more

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