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Menopause happens when a woman’s menstruation reduces and stops. It is sometimes called "the change" and you may find you view it with mixed feelings as you recognise a different stage in your life.

Hormonal changes cause you to stop having periods. The amount of the hormones (oestrogen and progesterone) your ovaries produce at this time drops significantly. In the run-up to the menopause periods become very erratic and sometimes heavy. Your periods will usually not stop suddenly, but become less frequent and then stop gradually. The menopause sometimes aggravates osteoporosis – bone mass is lost because of the reduced levels of some hormones. Menopausal women often experience:

  • Tiredness
  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats and sleeplessness
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Headache and joint pain
  • Depression
  • Reduced sex drive

How we can help you get through the menopause

We offer treatment to make the menopause easier. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) replaces your lost hormones to counteract the effects of the menopause. Your consultant can recommend the right type of HRT for you.

The most common way to have HRT is by a daily tablet, but there are other ways:

  • A skin patch applied to the skin
  • A small pellet under the skin
  • Gel medication applied to the skin

Benefits of HRT:

  • Relief from hot flushes and night sweats
  • Maintenance of muscles tone, helping reduce any incontinence problems
  • Reduced mood swings
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis – oestrogen in the HRT stimulates bone building.
Find your nearest hospital that provides this treatment

67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW

01202 291866
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Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8EH

01277 695695
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Warren Road, Brighton, BN2 6DX

01273 624488
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3 Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BN

0117 906 4870
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4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

01223 370919
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Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6SY

01242 246 500
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Wrexham Road, Chester, CH4 7QP

01244 680 444
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78 Broyle Road, Chichester, PO19 6WB

01243 530600
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Rykneld Road, Derby, DE23 4SN

01332 540100
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25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ


Stirling Road, Guildford, GU2 7RF

01483 555805
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Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DF

01432 355 131
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2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

01133 882 067
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Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, LE5 1HY

0116 2769 401
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Newcastle upon Tyne  

Clayton Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1JP

0191 281 6131
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North Staffordshire  

Clayton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 4DB

01782 625431
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Beech Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RP

01865 307777
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Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BG

01752 775861
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Longden Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DP

01743 282628
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Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN

01823 286991
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Tunbridge Wells  

Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

01892 531111
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The Chase, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RW

01926 436351
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Shores Road, Woking, GU21 4BY

01483 227800
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Wood Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8LE

01902 754 177
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Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

01904 715000
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