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Menopause

Most women will experience some symptoms around the menopause.  The duration and severity of these symptoms varies from woman to woman.

Dr Balfour has a special interest in menopausal health and runs a menopause clinic at the surgery for our patients.

 

Definitions

What is the Menopause? The Menopause is defined as when you have not had a period for one year (as long as you are not on medication that could affect ... [continue] Definitions

What symptoms may I get around the time of the menopause?

We have oestrogen receptors all over our bodies, including our bones, brains, heart, skin, and vagina.  There are many possible symptoms related to the menopause, some more commonly talked about ... [continue] What symptoms may I get around the time of the menopause?

HRT information

What type of HRT can I have? If you have had your uterus (womb) removed you only need oestrogen HRT. If you still have your uterus you need both oestrogen ... [continue] HRT information

Useful resources

Websites www.womens-health-concern.org includes an information leaflet and chart on understanding the risk factors for breast cancer www.menopausedoctor.co.uk www.rockmymenopause.com   Books Me & My Menopausal Vagina by Jane Lewis The Pelvic Floor ... [continue] Useful resources

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