Hormones & Menopause

At the Surrey Park Clinic we have years of experience treating the symptoms of menopause and hormonal imbalance, bringing relief to many women. We have a hormone specialist that has been working with the clinic over a number of years, Dr Helen Fawcett, and our specialist gynaecologists provide tailored support through the menopause.

The menopause can be a difficult time for both women and their partners/families. The mood swings and uncomfortable range of feelings experienced during this time can be surprisingly debilitating, causing distress and anxiety which can put pressure on relationships.

How can we help?

You will be seen at the initial consultation and complete a symptom questionnaire. You may be required to have some additional tests:

Treatments are tailored to your individual needs and may include specialist dietary advice, sensitive and sympathetic explanation with a targeted treatment plan of hormone replacement. Individual hormone tailoring for hormonal imbalance will also benefit:

Symptoms

  • Tiredness and lethargy.
  • Mood changes: depression, mood swings, irritability, shakiness.
  • Skin changes: drying and wrinkling, acne, body hairiness, scalp hair loss.
  • Joint pains and stiffness.
  • Weight gain (usually centred around the waist or chest and bust) or weight fluctuations.
  • Bladder problems including incontinence.
  • Bowel symptoms: nausea, bloating, pain, irregular habit.
  • Vaginal and sexual problems.
  • Headaches.
  • Menstrual disorders.

A combination of altered hormone levels due to a variety of factors can lead to short term symptoms and long term health problems. These symptoms are explained in more detail below: