The changes that come with menopause can be dramatic. Sometimes it catches you off guard, and you may begin to wonder what really is going on. Every stage of life in a woman requires regular health practices to ensure you age well and strong.
Gynaecology Clinic wants to assist you through this phase of life. Menopausal health is essential because the process is a natural one and occurs to everyone once they get to a certain age. With us by your side, your health during menopause is in safe hands. We have skilled doctors that are armed with some of the latest medical equipment to help you unravel the ambiguity that comes with menopause.
Menopause is a natural biological process. But the emotional and physical symptoms that come with it such as hot flashes may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy or affect your emotional health. We have many effective treatments available for you from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy.
Symptoms of Perimenopause
Before you finally reach menopause, there are evident signs in the years leading up to it—Perimenopause. They include:
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Irregular periods
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Sleep problems
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Loss of breast fullness
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
These symptoms vary from woman to woman. Skipping periods during Perimenopause is common and expected. Don’t get scared when your menstrual periods will skip a month and return, or skip several months and then start monthly cycles again for a few months. Despite irregular periods, pregnancy is possible. You would need medical attention at this point since you may not be so sure you’ve started the menopausal transition. You’ll get it at the Gynaecology Clinic. Come to us now.
For your continued preventive health care and any medical concerns that borders on menopause, see our friendly team of experienced medical practitioners and gynaecology specialists at Gynaecology Clinic.
Some of the preventive health care we offer as you age and transit to menopause are colonoscopy, mammography and triglyceride screening.
Menopause can result from:
- Natural decline of reproductive hormones that comes with age. As you approach your late 30s, your ovaries start producing less estrogen and progesterone; the hormones that regulate menstruation and your fertility declines. As you continue to age, your menstrual cycle becomes irregular, until eventually, on average, by age 51, your ovaries stop producing eggs, and you have no more periods.
- Hysterectomy: induced menopause due to the removal of your ovaries and uterus—in the case of total hysterectomy.
- Chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Primary ovarian insufficiency
After menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples are cardiovascular diseases; osteoporosis; urinary incontinence; sexual function weight gain.
We at Gynaecology Clinic pride ourselves on our attentive care and support to women already experiencing menopause. We provide a complete dose of menopausal health practices that will see you through this inevitable phase of womanhood.
For more enquiries, do well to contact us at the Gynaecology Clinic in London. We make a difference in women’s health. See you soon.