Many women experience the menopause without the need for medical treatment, but many may seek medical advice when they reach the transitional age (between full reproductive function and menopause age), when they become menopausal, or when their symptoms become troublesome and begin to interfere with daily life.
Dr Talha Shawaf at the Harley Street Reproductive Medicine Clinic offers a variety of treatment options for women undergoing the transition to menopause, so let us help you to effectively manage your symptoms and restore your quality of life. The symptoms of the menopause can generally be managed with regular exercise, a healthy diet and a reduction in stress, but when these lifestyle changes fail to help, there are a number of treatments available.
The transition to menopause lasts an average of five years. During this time the length of your cycle is likely to change and your periods may become more irregular. Hot flushes are a common side-effect, as are disturbances to your mood or sleep pattern, although the symptoms vary for each individual woman. During an initial consultation with Dr Shawaf, he will assess your symptoms to determine the most suitable treatment, and will be able to advise as to how you can best manage your health during the menopause.
Menopause Hormone Therapy
Menopause Hormone Therapy (MHT) is one of the most common treatments given to menopausal women. This therapy has been found to lead to increased risks of breast cancer and thrombosis in large studies, but more recent evidence has shown that the new approach of prescribing newer and lower dosages of MHT has lower risks. Dr Shawaf will explain all of the risks and benefits to enable you to make an informed decision. We offer both MHT and work with alternative complementary therapists depending on each individual woman’s health and needs. From routine problems which are commonly associated with the menopause, to more complex issues, we can provide the medical care and professional support that you need to gain relief from your symptoms and get on with enjoying your life.
For more information about how we can help you to manage the menopause with either MHT or one of a number of alternatives, get in touch with Dr Talha Shawaf’s team on 020 3837 3855 or fill in the contact form below.