Welcome to Wells Menopause Clinic
The average age of the menopause for women in the UK is 51 but hormonal changes often start in your 40s or even earlier, long before your periods stop. This leads to many different physical and psychological symptoms that can affect every woman in varying degrees. You (and your doctors) may worry that you are developing serious conditions such as dementia, depression, heart disease, arthritis or fibromyalgia. You may be referred to specialists for lots of investigations when in fact you just need to replace your reducing oestrogen levels.
This symptom checker (click to download or open) may be useful to print off and fill in if you are having a GP consultation.
If attending my clinic, we will go through these symptoms during the consultation. Completing it beforehand is optional but if you would like to then you can online here and it will be sent to me.
Why Go Private?
Ideally all menopause care would be available on the NHS but sadly this is not the case for many women at present. A private consultation can give you plenty of time to discuss your symptoms and look at all your options for improving both how you are feeling and your long-term health.
- By going private I can offer a much longer consultation than your NHS GP can and I have up to date knowledge on suitable HRT and individualising treatments.
- My focus is to spend time working out the right options for you and to then get you back to your GP for ongoing NHS prescriptions and follow up. Everything I prescribe is available on the NHS apart from the option of testosterone which is not allowed in some areas.
- I also look at your lifestyle and how this can be improved. It can be so much easier to make lifestyle changes once HRT improves your debilitating symptoms.
- Some women may request HRT from their GP but are wrongly told it is not safe for them to start or to continue it long-term. If indicated I can write to your GP to advise them about the current evidence on the safety of HRT in your particular case. For most women the benefits outweigh any risks and long-term HRT can significantly reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.