Help and support for those going through the menopause.

The Lister Hospital , Chelsea Bridge Road , London, SW1W 8RH

Why Choose The Menopause Clinic?

Introducing The Menopause Clinic in London at The Lister Hospital. This weekly service offers an all-round multi-disciplinary approach to menopausal health, led by multiple specialists within one centre of excellence. Our aim is to offer a convenient one-stop clinic for women going through the menopause and suffering from menopausal symptoms that have become problematic, or are interfering with everyday life.

From diagnosis to symptom management

Our comprehensive menopause service begins with an initial consultation with our clinical lead consultant and specialist nurse. Following diagnostic tests, multidisciplinary interventions may be recommended. We treat the full range of menopausal symptoms, including:
  • Vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes and sweats)
  • Psychological symptoms (depression, mood swings, reduced libido)
  • Urogenital symptoms (vaginal dryness)
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms (osteoporosis and rheumatic conditions)
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Cardiovascular conditions

Advice from our experts

  • What treatments and care are available to women going through the menopause? icon plus

    The mainstay is optimising hormone balance with bio-identical hormones to optimise health. These usually include oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone. 

    Making changes to diet, lifestyle and exercise are also very important along with the appropriate supplements. There are also non-hormonal options for those women who can’t or don’t want to take HRT such as red clover, sage and sea buckthorn oil.
  • What are the most common menopause myths you encounter? icon plus

    1. You have to stop your periods before taking HRT. Actually, hormones start to decline 10 years before the menopause and many women feel a lot better with hormone rebalancing even if they are still having periods. It can help lift mood, settle anxiety and improve sleep.

    2. Testosterone is a male hormone. It is a normal female hormone important for energy, drive, enthusiasm, muscle strength, bone strength, heart health, mental clarity, and libido. As long as safe doses are used, you will not end up with more hair than you want!

    3. You can only take HRT for five years. You can in fact take it indefinitely as long as the 
    benefits outweigh the risks. HRT, when started around the time of the menopause is protective of the heart, bones and brain by reducing risk of heart disease, osteoporosis and dementia. Women have a longer life expectancy when taking HRT.

    4. It causes breast cancer. In fact, the risk of breast cancer is associated with the synthetic hormones, not the bio-identical hormones. What many people also don’t know is that there is a 30% reduction in colon cancer in women who take HRT.
     
  • Why might a woman need onward consultant care for the menopause? icon plus

    There are certain medical conditions where HRT may need to be used with caution or under close supervision, for example if someone has had a previous thrombosis or has a heart condition. 

    Prescribing HRT has to be personalised as everyone has a different experience of the menopause and differing hormonal needs. Getting that right can involve making adjustments in the hormone prescription. Some women experience some side effects from certain types of HRT so a menopause specialist can combine hormones in ways that are suitable and which rebalance the hormones optimally.
  • What can organisations do to support women in the workplace with menopause? icon plus

    This is such an important issue. There are 4.4 million women between the ages of 50-64 in work, and this is the fastest growing sector. 

    Symptoms of the menopause can significantly affect a woman’s ability to work effectively, and women are often very uncomfortable about talking to their workplaces about how they can promote a culture of a positive attitude toward the menopause with information to colleagues and support to those affected. 

    It’s important to remember, the menopause affects not just the women going through it but everyone around them. An organisation’s diversity and inclusion training should include information and education about the menopause, with open discussions to enable women to openly share their experiences of managing their-day to-day symptoms which will help to promote more openness and understanding. Adjustments at work such as flexible working, taking regular breaks, allowing additional time to complete a task and close working with the occupational health department can all be beneficial.

     

Consultants at The Menopause Clinic

Consultant

Tania Abdib

Miss Tania Adib

Consultant Gynaecologist

Specialties

Gynaecology

Works at

Chelsea Outpatient Centre

The Lister Hospital

Consultant

Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick, Consultant Rheumatologist at the Lister Hospital

Dr Rachel Byng-Maddick

Consultant Rheumatologist

Specialties

Rheumatology: Pain management

Works at

The Lister Hospital

Consultant

Dr Pooja Gulati

Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician

Specialties

Rheumatology

Works at

The Lister Hospital

Consultant

Miss Jennifer Hu

Oncoplastic and Reconstruction Breast Consultant

Works at

Chelsea Outpatient Centre

The Lister Hospital

Sydney Street Outpatients and Diagnostic Centre

Consultant

Jacqueline-Filshie-Pain -Management-HCA-UK

Dr Jacqueline Filshie

Consultant in Pain Management

Specialties

Pain management

Works at

The Harley Street Clinic

The Lister Hospital

Our specialist menopause team put you first

At The Menopause Clinic we understand that every women's experience with the menopause will be slightly different, so we have brought together a multi-specialist team which consists of expert gynaecologists, cardiologists, breast specialists, rheumatologists, specialist nurses, senior dieticians and physiotherapists.

This holistic team approach has been implemented to ensure that the very best specialist information, support and treatment is offered to our patients, in a welcoming space.

Contact The Menopause Clinic

If you have any questions about the clinic or our consultants please contact us by phone or email

To book an appointment call

020 7730 8298

General enquiries

020 7730 7733
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