At The Surrey Park Clinic we have expertise in treating a wide range of hormonal conditions. We aim for hormonal optimisation to restore women’s health and wellbeing. We firmly believe that women should not suffer in silence and strive to help our patients recover and achieve their full potential. We see male patients too and offer excellent men’s health services.
Up until recently insulin resistance has been poorly understood, but increasing interest and research shows that the diagnosis and early treatment or improvement of insulin resistance has huge benefit, both in the short term for the treatment of symptoms, and in the long term for prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Our specialist doctors will ask you to complete a symptom questionnaire and at the consultation the will:
After your consultation we can advise on treatments from lifestyle and dietary advice to medication. You do not need a referral you just simply call the clinic and book your appointment.
Acne is the result of an inflammation of the sebaceous glands (oil glands). The subsequent spots are caused by oil, bacteria and skin cells becoming trapped in our pores.
This inflammation can be triggered by our environment or by stress, cosmetic products etc., however our hormones can also play a big part in bringing about the skin condition.
Most women will have suffered an outbreak of facial spots at some point in their lives. Outbreaks most commonly occur during adolescence where our hormone levels are erratic causing our skin to become more oily, blocking pores. As we mature, the odd spot here and there will often coincide with being stressed, using new products on the face or having a reaction to something we have come into contact with.
If the condition has a hormonal element the above remedies will not address the underlying cause. If you have tried other topical approaches without success we can review your situation to determine if hormones are contributing the cause and address this along with other aspects that may benefit from hormone tailoring and HRT.
The effects of the menopause and reduction in oestrogen can also have an impact on the bowel function. We can review bowel problems in the context of your other symptoms to bring insight and relief to common issues.
The muscular layer of the bowel wall is sensitive to sex hormones. A deficiency of the hormone, oestrogen, in women especially during and after the menopause stops the muscular contractions of the gut, preventing the bowel from effectively moving matter forward.
Many women experience a marked increase in bowel related symptoms after carbohydrate or sugar load which may be perceived as being due to allergy to a particular food product. Instigating changes such as reduction in some carbohydrates especially wheat, can affect the hormone profile leading to improved bowel symptoms.
At the Surrey Park Clinic we will evaluate your symptoms to get a clearer picture of the causes of bowel discomfort and will advise on diet and hormone treatments to improve the bowels natural function and relieve pain and bloating.
Often women going through menopause are afflicted by a sensation of a burning mouth or tongue, commonly known as burning mouth syndrome.
A persistent sensation of burning in the mouth, (akin to the sensation of burning one may experience after drinking a hot beverage), commonly without any visible source of the pain. The sensation is not constrained to the tongue, and can be experienced in the lips, cheeks and throat too.
Burning tongue is often associated with low oestrogen levels and is therefore a frequent complaint of peri-menopausal and menopausal women. Burning Tongue Syndrome can also be caused by: diabetes, a side effect of certain medications, an allergic reaction, depression or nutritional deficiencies (among other causes).
A simple blood test will determine whether such symptoms are be the result of a hormone imbalance. At The Surrey Park Clinic, we concentrate on treating the symptoms of burning tongue by correcting any low hormone levels via a combination of lifestyle changes and supplementary hormones tailoring.
Most women have fine hair in places such as the upper lip, chin, arms, abdomen or back. Having coarse or dark hair in these areas can however be a source of embarrassment affecting day to day life.
The exact cause of unwanted hair (hirsutism) can be difficult to determine though the condition usually runs in families and is generally harmless. The most common causes of excess hair growth are:
It is usual for all women to experience a degree of hair loss throughout their life. In fact it is normal lose around 100 hairs a day. However, excessive hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be upsetting and impact on self confidence.
Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors:
Depending upon which factors have contributed to your symptoms, hair loss can be treated in the following ways:
Is your weight gain apparent all over your body or more visible in the centralised region around your abdomen? Are you considered slim and yet have a high body mass index? Your weight gain may be the result of a combination of the following factors:
A consultation will be necessary to determine the underlying cause of your weight gain. This is likely to involve blood testing and may require a scan. It is rare for weight gain to be attributed to one sole cause and therefore losing weight is often achieved through a combination of methods:
Your consultation and personal treatment plan
We treat each individual patient with care and consideration. We listen to your worries and concerns and offer expert advice and guidance so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment options.
Call 01483 454 016 to speak to one of our team.