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Menopause Clinic



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  • What is the menopause?

    The menopause is the point at which a woman has her last period. It is difficult to predict exactly when this is, but generally when a woman has not had a period for 1 year the menopause is complete. Leading up to this time a woman may get menopausal symptoms even though she is still having periods. Women have a menopause because the ovaries have stopped producing eggs and the hormone called oestrogen.

  • How will I know that it has started?

    Most women will have their last period between the ages of 45 and 55, but in some cases it can happen earlier or later. The signs and symptoms leading up to the last period will be different for different women. Some will have no signs except that their periods have stopped.

    The menopause can occur in much younger women, but this is less common. If a woman has had a hysterectomy, even if she still has her ovaries, she may experience menopausal symptoms earlier than expected. The hormone oestrogen plays an important role in keeping bones strong. After the menopause bones can become gradually weaker, more brittle and more liable to break. This is called osteoporosis. Oestrogen also gives women some protection against heart disease. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been shown to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and so reduce the risk of weakened bones breaking. HRT may also reduce the risk of heart disease

  • What are the signs and symptoms?

    The signs and symptoms will vary for everyone and all women approach the menopause differently.
    Some common signs and symptoms are:

    • Irregular periods
    • Periods stopping
    • Hot flushes/night sweats
    • Memory loss
    • Mood swings
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Urinary problems/infections
  • Can I still get pregnant?

    It is possible though rare. You need to continue to use contraception for a period of 1year after your last period.

Managing the Menopause

 

  • Is it the menopause that is the problem?

    Women in their 40's and 50's often have many pressures on them such as work, children, parents. It is important to think about whether a symptom or problem is due to the menopause or due to another health problem or event in your life.

    Why can't I think straight?

    Can my general health make a difference?

    What about alternative therapies?

    What about cervical screening and mammograms?

    What if I want more help?

Helping Someone Else Manage The Menopause

Why does anyone else need to worry about it?

 

Women often go through the menopause at a time when not only their own lives are changing, but so are the demands and pressures for everyone around them. This can mean it is difficult for family, friends and colleagues to appreciate and understand the difficulties some women experience with the menopause.

Some women may become tired and forgetful or find it difficult to cope with things they normally have no problem with. Many of these changes will be out of the woman's control. Your help, support and understanding can prevent them becoming a problem.

Menopause clinic at H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital offers a one stop management of this phase of a women's life, you can approach us for treatment of troublesome symptoms or for counselling

 

Partners in care

Dr. Asha Dalal

Head of Department
Dr. Asha Dalal
Department
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Qualification
MD, DGO
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Dr. Rekha G. Daver

Head of Medical Education & Academics Consultant
Dr. Rekha G. Daver
Department
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (OBGY), DGO
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Dr. Ashwin Shetty

Consultant
Dr. Ashwin Shetty
Department
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Obs-Gyn), MRCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, London), DFFP, CCST (Completion Certificate of Specialist training, UK)
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Dr. Ranjana Dhanu

Consultant
Dr. Ranjana Dhanu
Department
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Qualification
MD, DGO, DICOG, FICS
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Dr. Vijay N. Khambhati

Consultant
Dr. Vijay N. Khambhati
Department
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Qualification
MBBS, DGO, DFP, MD, FICOG
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Dr. Sarita Bhalerao

Consultant
Dr. Sarita Bhalerao
Department
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Qualification
MD, DGO, DNB, FCPS, DFP, MRCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK, 1999); Diploma in Pelvic Endoscopy, Kiel, Germany, 2003.
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