Menopause Management Services
We provide a GP led support service for those experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms, across South East England. We know every person’s experience is different, so we offer a plan based around each individual’s needs. This service includes:
- Consultation with GP specialist Dr Emma Sloan to discuss symptoms and, where necessary, offer a range of hormone testing.
- Prescription of personalised hormone replacement therapies (HRT) to restore feminine balance.
- Lifestyle and complementary therapy advice to help improve symptoms.
- Follow up and prescription review to ensure the best outcome for each patient.
Your personal medical history, family history, lifestyle, and any symptoms you are experiencing, are discussed within the consultation. Your options and any personal risks will be clearly outlined to ensure the safest and most effective treatment for you.
First consultation - £289
Follow up consultation (15 minutes) - £200
Telephone advice call with private GP (10 minutes) - £75
Fast track appointment for testosterone (for those who are already on HRT) - £189
What is the Menopause?
Menopause describes the body’s response to entering the ‘post reproductive’ phase of a woman’s hormone cycle, with the term ‘perimenopause’ defining any early menopausal symptoms that occur before periods stop.
This is when oestrogen levels begin to decline, along with other hormones. Once in menopause, these hormone levels will remain low for good unless replaced. This hormone deficiency causes changes within the body; it can include bones getting weaker, the skin stops producing collagen, and the hair can thin and fall out.
Women start to gain fat around the central part of their stomachs and report memory difficulties, hot sweats, mood swings, anxiety and panic attacks. Also, many women going through the menopause report painful sex, a dry vagina, recurrent urinary infections, and reduced libido. Women are also more at risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Benefits and Risks of HRT in Menopause Management
“The benefits of HRT far outweigh the risks for the vast majority of women by relieving menopausal symptoms, allowing them to lead healthy and full lives.”
Emma Sloan, GP and Menopause Specialist
As well as relieving many symptoms of the menopause including hot flushes, night sweats and sleep disturbances, HRT has beneficial links to improving how your skin ages, as well as reducing future risks of dementia, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and Type 2 Diabetes.
The associated risks of HRT indicate that blood clots, cardiovascular disease and endometrial or breast cancers show very minor or no increased risk when the correct individual combination of hormones (HRT) and applications are prescribed.
Your GP can give you advice and support on menopause symptoms, treatments and changes you can make. The McIndoe Centre's GP and Menopause Specialist, Dr Emma Sloan, addresses some common menopause questions.