All women will go through the menopause at some time in their lives and spend one third of their lives post menopause.
Menopause commonly happens around the age of 50, but can occur prematurely before 45 years old. Menopause can also be brought on by surgery or by treatments for other conditions, such as cancer. This can be a difficult time for most women.
Menopause can pose some health risks to women, as well as produce symptoms which can affect their daily lives. Some women may choose treatment or need lifestyle advice to mitigate these symptoms.
We advise you to seek medical support if you have two or more of the below symptoms of menopause:
- Hot flushes and night sweats
- Mood changes such as easy irritability and feeling out of control
- Frequent urination
- Change in sleep pattern
- Muscle and joint pains
At Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, help comes in the form of our Menopause Clinic, made up of a multi-skilled team of experts.
Amongst many things, we can support with:
- Diet and lifestyle advice
- Pelvic floor advice
- Psychological support for symptom management
We believe in offering women choice and evidence-based advice, and we have a pharmacy stocked with non-hormonal and hormonal options including ‘body-identical’ HRT if this is the chosen treatment path.
We also offer personalised and multidisciplinary advice to breast cancer survivors, women with reduced libido and those who suffer from chronic conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids.