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Menopause

Menopause refers to the time in a woman’s life when menstruation ceases and the ovaries permanently stop releasing eggs

About

Women are likely to experience menopause at any time between the ages of 40 and 58 (the average age is 51). It is considered complete when you have been without a period for a full year. A natural menopause is a gradual process but you may experience a range of symptoms that vary in severity, including hot flushes, night sweats and irritability.

Need to know

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    • hot flushes and night sweats
    • mood swings, irritability and loss of concentration
    • skin of the vagina and supporting tissues of the pelvis becoming thinner and weaker
    • decrease in sex drive (libido)
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    A simple blood test can be performed to determine whether your ovaries have stopped working.
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    Your treatment options will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Your consultant may recommend a healthy diet, lifestyle changes and regular exercise. In other cases, they may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to reduce symptoms and protect you from longer-term health issues. HRT comes in many different forms and can be taken by tablet, a skin patch, an absorbable gel or sometimes by inserting a small implant.

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Our consultants

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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