Midlife Health and Menopause
Health & Fitness 2023
Dr Elise Dallas, private Harley Street GP and Menopause specialist, discusses midlife, menopause and the treatment options available. Midlife, spanning 40-60 years, is a time when women can experience age related changes such as bone loss, alterations in heart health, changes in lipid profiles as well as perimenopause and menopause.
Identifying perimenopause generally involves factors such as menstrual changes, often presenting with heavier shorter cycles that also become more spaced apart over time. If you go without a period for 12 months then you are then considered to be experiencing menopause. The menopause is a natural part of ageing and can include symptoms such as night sweats, hot flushes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and anxiety. Menopause can also affect sex drive and cause difficulty sleeping.
“Our Menopause Service has an innovative approach, encompassing a comprehensive range of health assessments and targeted screenings. This service emphasises the detection of asymptomatic chronic conditions like cardiovascular and bone disease.”
If you are experiencing menopause symptoms and would like to know more about private menopause treatment options available then please get in touch here.