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    Menopause Clinic

    GP Services

    Pre-appointment questionnaire

    45 Minute consultation

    Personalised treatment plan

    Pros and cons of HRT and alternatives

    Blood tests if appropriate

    Follow up appointment included

    As an NHS GP, one of the most frustrating things is the lack of time during a 10-minute consultation to discuss menopause/perimenopause with patients. In so many women, this is a multi-system disorder, very unlikely to be covered in 10 minutes. This results in either multiple consultations, or significantly over-running in clinic, leading to frustration for both parties. At RevitaMed Health, we pride ourselves in an individualised approach to menopause, and we have the luxury of time in our menopause clinic to really understand our patients and their circumstances.

    Private menopause appointments

    After completing our pre-appointment questionnaire, you will be invited to our menopause clinic in Scarisbrick for a face-to-face consultation with our very experienced GP. She will take a full history, covering any issues raised in the questionnaire, perform an examination if necessary and then look into the treatment options available to you. Should blood tests be required, these will be discussed and performed at our sister clinic in Burscough. The package includes a follow-up appointment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The first stage of menopause often starts in your forties whilst still having periods and can last from a few months to several years. This is called the perimenopause. Your ovaries will gradually produce less hormones (oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone). During perimenopause you may notice symptoms such as:

    • irregular and/or heavier periods
    • hot flushes and night sweats
    • decline in libido, vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
    • ‘brain fog’ – poor concentration and memory
    • mood changes – increased anxiety depression/stress
    • joint/muscle aches and pains

    These are just some of the more typical symptoms; there are many others, and symptoms can last for up to 12 years. Everyone’s experience is very personal to them, which is why a personalised approach is so important.

    Once you haven’t had a period for at least 12 months, you’re said to have reached the menopause and the average age for this to happen is 51. Most menopause symptoms will settle in time, but some may continue to affect you.

    NHS Menopause Information

    There is a blood test that will measure the amount of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in your blood, which is the hormone that tells your ovaries to work. As the ovaries start to age and fail this level will rise. However, if you’re over 45 these levels can fluctuate so often, that FSH levels become unpredictable and hence it is no longer that meaningful. Leaving women to question their symptoms when it comes back normal. This test can be helpful in women under 45 who’s periods stop, as they are likely to be going through early menopause (40-45yrs) or have premature ovarian failure (<40yrs), and their FSH levels rise without the same degree of variation.

    No, not necessarily. Despite the current media hype there are lots of women who have very minor perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms and will transition through it without any issue. The less fortunate will have many of the symptoms described above and really feel that impact is affecting their lives. HRT is certainly not a panacea, and needs to be individualised to really be of any help. Some women will have a medical history that makes taking HRT unsafe, and for these women, alternatives such as lifestyle changes, alternative medications for flushes/mood, and talking therapies can help.

    Our Location

    Our state-of-the-art Scarisbrick clinic, located in West Lancashire close to Sefton, encompassing Southport, Ormskirk, Aughton, Maghull, Formby, Birkdale, Ainsdale, Halsall, Banks, Hesketh Bank, Burscough, Tarleton, Rufford, Mawdesley, and Parbold.

    Book Your Appointment Today


    To book a menopause appointment at our menopause clinic, just fill in our online form, call our clinic, or book online.