Menopause and Perimenopause
What is the menopause?
The menopause is a natural process that occurs when ovaries stop producing hormones, and periods stop. Many women experience symptoms caused by fluctuating hormone levels for up to ten years before menopause (the ‘Perimenopause’). Oestrogen has important roles in the body and low levels following the menopause, or after having ovaries removed surgically, can have a big impact on quality of life and ability to work, as well as future health. Topping up oestrogen levels using Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), can improve symptoms, is safe and effective for most people, and has beneficial effects on future health.
If you are struggling with symptoms of the peri/menopause, our team of healthcare professionals can provide evidence-based, personalised care and support to help you manage your symptoms.
Interest in women’s health particularly health and wellbeing in the perimenopause and menopause
MB.BCh, BSC(hons) MRCGP, DFFP, LoC IUD, LoC SDI
Interests in gynaecology, family planning and family medicine.
MRCGP BSc DRCOG MRCGP
Interests include family medicine, women's health and teaching.