HRT and Menopause
168 Medical Group is committed to providing the best possible treatment to our patients who may be experiencing symptoms of menopause.
In medical terms, the menopause is usually defined as the time reached one year after a woman’s last menstrual period. However, people often refer to the time leading up to as well as the time after a woman’s last period as being the menopause. The years leading up to the menopause are called the peri-menopauseal. The menopause is a normal stage of a woman’s life.
The menopause is a natural event. Every woman will go through it at some point. You may have no problems. However, it is common to develop one or more symptoms which are due to the dropping level of oestrogen. About 8 out of 10 women will develop menopausal symptoms at some point. Around a quarter of women have very severe symptoms.
Symptoms of the menopause may only last a few months in some women. However, for others symptoms can continue for several years. Some women may have early menopause symptoms that start months or years before their periods stop (peri-menopauseal or pre-menopausal symptoms). More than half of women have symptoms for more than seven years.
Menopause Symptom Questionnaire
We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.