Women's Health

Women's Health

If you’re seeking compassionate and effective treatments for the transformative stages of women’s health – we can help.

Each woman experiences PMS, perimenopause and menopause differently. We offer personalised treatment and care based on your symptom needs and medical history.

Appointments may also include referrals to our specialist team for prescriptions and/or dietary & supplement advice, if we feel you would benefit from this. Follow up appointments are recommended in many cases to optimise your overall health and ensure you have the best ongoing care.

At our private clinic, we are dedicated to providing care for women’s health by catering to the various stages and concerns.

Women's Health Introduction

If you are over 35, you may well be experiencing fluctuations in hormone levels. You may suddenly develop symptoms that are new to you or previous symptoms that are now magnified. Hot flushes, although do happen for some women, is not always the first noticeable symptom of hormonal shifts. Mind and mood changes are often the first telltale signs that you are encountering the menopause transition. Exaggerated PMS, lengthening PMS and/or period cycle changes may also occur. Confidence, memory, focus, poor sleep and low mood are all symptoms we can address allowing you to feel more like you again and manage the ups and downs of daily life. Our gut health can also be challenged at this time with certain foods now triggering us to feel bloated when we could once eat the same things with no ill effect. Bloating and intolerance can raise their ugly head.

Physical symptoms such as vaginal dryness, atrophy and bacterial/fungal infections can also become problematic. Additionally, fat storage can increase, particularly around the tummy area. Our sessions help you minimise or eliminate these symptoms, through dedicated tailored care, treatments and advice.

Women's Health Treatments

Perimenopause & Menopause Coaching Sessions.

A menopause mentor & coach-led session to empower yourself with knowledge & understanding of this natural life stage.

Sessions will allow you to:

  • Accept the challenges menopause brings to seize the opportunity to become healthier & more fulfilled than before.
  • Demystify common misconceptions around hormones, nutrition, supplements and HRT.
  • Provide tailored evidence-based advice & guidance.

Sessions provide guidance and navigation in relation to:

  • Supplements
  • HRT
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Helpful

Hormonal Nutrition Body Balance.

A nutritionist-led session or course of sessions for women over 35 who may not have reached perimenopause, but PMS is more severe than it used to be. These sessions are also for women in perimenopause, menopause, and beyond who want to feel (and look) better now and optimise health for their future.

Sessions will allow you to:

  • Nourish your body, physically, emotionally and mentally during the menopause transition by minimising current symptoms and future chronic illness.
  • Understand what a healthy eating means during the menopause transition.
  • Manage weight, particularly fat around the middle.
  • Prevent the onset of metabolic issues such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and dementia.
  • Manage any intolerances you may have, including optimisation of gut health.

Sessions will provide:

  • Supplement suggestions
  • Dietary guidelines or a diet plan, if necessary
  • Resources and links
  • Suggested testing that may enhance our clarity of your hormone status. These include thyroid and blood sugar testing.

Women's Health Phases

MENOPAUSE:

Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life when her menstrual cycles come to a halt, typically occurring in her late 40s or early 50s. This natural biological process is a result of the ovaries producing fewer hormones, including estrogen and progesterone, leading to the cessation of menstruation. While Menopause is a normal phase, it may bring about a range of symptoms, both physical and emotional.


PERIMENOPAUSE:

Perimenopause refers to the time leading up to Menopause when a woman’s body starts to undergo hormonal fluctuations and prepares for the cessation of menstrual cycles. This phase can begin several years before Menopause itself, and during this time, menstrual periods may become irregular, and symptoms to Menopause may arise.

 


PREMENSTRUAL TENSION (PMT / PMS):

Also known as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), PMT is a condition experienced by many women during their reproductive years, usually in the days leading up to menstruation. It is characterised by a variety of physical and emotional symptoms, which may include mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness, and irritability. While PMT is not a necessary stage like Menopause or Perimenopause, it can be significantly disruptive to daily life for some women.


PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER (PMDD):

PMDD is a severe condition related to the menstrual cycle, characterized by intense mood swings, physical discomfort, and emotional distress. It goes beyond typical Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), significantly affecting a woman’s daily life and well-being. At our health and beauty clinic, we offer compassionate support and effective treatments to help alleviate the symptoms of PMDD, empowering women to lead happier and healthier lives.

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Information about Women’s Health.

Holistic Approach

At our clinic, we believe in a holistic approach to women’s health. In addition to addressing physical symptoms, we explore options to enhance your overall well-being. As experts we may recommend referrals to nutritionists, therapists, or personal trainers, should these avenues prove beneficial for your unique situation.

Personalised Treatment Plans

Based on our evaluation, we can create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This may include necessary blood tests to determine the best course of action.


BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT):

For some,  Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) might be indicated as a suitable solution to manage Menopause or Perimenopause symptoms. BHRT involves the use of medications containing hormones like estrogen and progesterone, Testosterone to replace those that the body no longer produces in adequate amounts during Menopause. This therapy can alleviate a range of symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.

Bioidentical HRT is an alternative to HRT, which uses bioidentical hormones to treat hormonal conditions in both men and women.

Bioidentical hormones are used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and have an identical chemical structure to the naturally occurring hormones which are produced in the body. These differ from synthetic hormones used in traditional HRT

Synthetic hormones have a chemical structure that may be similar to but are not exactly the same as the hormones produced by the body. Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones your own body produces.


VAGINAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS:

We understand the importance of vaginal health and how it can impact your well-being. We offer private smears for comprehensive care. Additionally, we are proud to be one of the very few clinics to provide FDA approved vaginal laser treatment.

This simple, almost pain-free treatment addresses various issues, including vaginal dryness, stress incontinence, painful intercourse, and enhancing sexual gratification.


SPECIALISED MEDICATIONS:

As a private clinic, we have the flexibility to develop prescriptive treatment plans based on individual symptoms. We understand that different patients may require unique solutions. For instance, we may prescribe testosterone, a vital component in menopausal treatment that is not routinely offered by the NHS

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Am I Too Young To Be In Perimenopause?

After 35 years, your hormone levels will start to decline, often this is a gradual decline with no symptoms felt. For some however, it is possible for you to experience perimenopause. From 40 years, many women will experience some noticeable changes.

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Can I Take Menopause Supplements If I Have Not Reached Menopause?

You can take supplements that support symptoms you may be feeling, providing they do not conflict with any medications you may be taking.

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What Happens If I Do Not Treat Symptoms Of Menopause?

Some symptoms are temporary, whilst others can last for decades. Ask yourself if you would like a better quality of life now and in the future. This natural phenomenon does not mean you should have to put up with debilitating symptoms.

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 How Long Will It Take Before I Feel Better?

Some symptoms can be supported quickly with the right supplement, lifestyle or dietary change or medication. Part of the puzzle may be diagnostic testing so we can accurately advise what the best course of action is.

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Can You Help If I Already Take HRT?

Yes. Often women take what they are prescribed with no review for months or years, whilst still suffering symptoms of menopause.

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How Much Do Women’s Health Treatments Cost?

Initial consultation
(60 minutes) – £250

Follow up appointment
3 months later (30 minutes) – £75

Necessary blood tests
(Prices range depending on what’s necessary)

Prescription charges
Individual

All associated costs will be discussed at your consultation.