Menopause may be a natural part of ageing but that doesn’t mean that it has to affect your quality of life. At Marion Gluck Clinic we use hormone balancing to provide menopause treatment to support women whose lives have been impacted by hormonal imbalance.
All our services are provided remotely – from consultations to prescriptions – giving you a seamless experience with the utmost convenience. We take a holistic approach, taking into account everything from hormones and lifestyle to nutrition to help you feel better so you focus on enjoying life.
If your menopause symptoms are disrupting your life, don’t wait to seek help. Call our Patient Care Team on 020 7191 2378 to book your telephone or video consultation here at the leading private hormone clinic in the UK. Alternatively, you can book online and a Patient Care Advisor will be in touch with you within 24 hours.
of women say menopause has a negative impact on them at work.1
of women report their menopause has impacted their home life.2
In a survey by Women’s Health Concern, 95% of women said they would try alternative therapies before hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because they think they are more natural and because they are worried about health risks of HRT. We use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), an alternative to HRT, to achieve emotional and physical balance. Many women prefer bioidentical hormones as they feel much better on them and don’t experience the side effects associated with traditional HRT. Following a thorough consultation and blood tests, your doctor will create a bespoke treatment path tailored exclusively to your body’s needs. We respect what’s right for you as an individual, because there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to health.
Every woman is unique, and so are her hormones. You have your ‘own’ menopause and thus every hormone solution we provide is specifically designed for you.
What Our Patients Say
For 16 years, businesswoman Roslyn Bell suffered acute menopausal symptoms – hot flushes, panic attacks, stress, anxiety – that had a detrimental impact on her work and family life. Despite being prescribed conventional HRT, her symptoms became increasingly worse over the years. It was only a chance reading of an article about BHRT that enabled Roslyn to finally get her life back on track:
“Within six months of going to see Marion I was a different person. I would be up at 5.30am and at the gym by 6. After all these years I finally felt like myself again. I was no longer exhausted, the anxiety and depression went and I’ve lost almost two stone.
“I walked the Great Wall of China for charity – there is no way I could have even contemplated doing something like that before I went on the bio-identical HRT.
“I can’t believe I muddled through for nearly 20 years. It wasn’t just me it affected but my husband and children. Bio-identical hormones have given me my life back again and I just wish I’d known about them sooner.”
Menopause is defined as the point in a woman’s life when she hasn’t had a period for 12 months. This is usually between the ages of 45 and 55. Around 1 in 100 women will experience early menopause, before the age of 40.
When a woman is in menopause the ovaries become inactive and as a result she is no longer able to bear children. At this point, the hormones in the body that are related to this function begin to diminish. However, there is still a vital, health-enhancing role for those reproductive hormones that now has nothing to do with reproduction and everything to do with maintaining good health. Hormone receptors are found on almost every organ in the body and are essential for our health and wellbeing.
Menopause is preceded by perimenopause, which is where the hormones begin to fluctuate and/or decline (find out more about perimenopause here)
There are many signs of menopause and each woman will have a slightly different experience of these. Some will only experience a few mild symptoms, whereas others can have many symptoms that greatly impact on quality of life.
There are a number of menopause symptoms that you can look out for that signal your body’s hormonal fluctuations as the ovaries slowly lose their function. Symptoms are similar to those leading up to menopause, but with more consistency in:
- Hot flushes (although some refer to these as hot flashes) and night sweats.
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia).
- Changes in mood, such as feeling anxious, tired, irritable, or depressed.
- Difficulty concentrating or poor memory.
- Urinary problems – such as recurrent urinary tract infections, loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence).
- Joint aches and pains.
- Changes to the vagina, such as thinning, dryness, discomfort, itching and pain during sex
- Loss of interest in sex (loss of libido).
Menopause is defined as the point in life when you’ve not had a period for 12 months. From here, you are in postmenopause. Once you’ve had your last period you can expect the symptoms of menopause to last for around four to five years as your hormones settle. The good news is that most women find some relief from this point onwards.
As you move through each phase of menopause, hormone levels can fluctuate significantly causing hormonal imbalance. However, these vital hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone remain important for bones, vaginal and urethral health, skin, brain function and cardiovascular health. It is therefore important to effectively balance and replenish these hormones in order to maintain health, energy, mood and brain function.
Menopause may be something all women go through, but that doesn’t mean there is a ‘one size fits all’ treatment path. Every woman is unique, and so we provide bespoke menopause treatment, developed for your individual needs using bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT). We carry out a thorough video or telephone consultation (according to your preference), together with appropriate tests (via post), when symptoms begin displaying as this enables us to develop an effective treatment path. We look at the whole picture, including lifestyle factors, nutrition and family medical history.
Find out what your journey at the Marion Gluck Clinic may look like, from consultations to prescriptions and ongoing monitoring.
BHRT can be used to balance your hormones and provide significant relief from symptoms experienced during the menopause, and other hormone-related conditions including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), postnatal depression, and endometriosis.
Traditional HRT uses synthetic hormones and their chemical structure is similar to, but not exactly the same as those produced by the body. These chemical differences can mean that synthetic hormones act differently in the body and can produce different effects. Bioidentical hormones are derived from diosgenin, which is sourced from Mexican yams. Although they are of course produced in a lab, unlike synthetic hormones, they are 100% identical in structure to our own hormones.
We see many women who have concerns about side effects of traditional HRT, and those who have tried synthetic hormone treatments but had unwanted side effects and as a result are looking for HRT alternatives. The side effects commonly associated with synthetic hormones typically aren’t experienced with bioidentical hormones, making them a popular choice.
We work closely with Specialist Pharmacy to seamlessly deliver your hormone prescriptions, which can come in different formats, from creams, to lozenges.
In addition to relieving the symptoms of menopause, BHRT has many long term health benefits, especially if taken within a few years of becoming menopausal, including substantially reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 50%.
Many women are concerned they will need to be on BHRT for the rest of their life. As the hormone therapy we provide is completely tailored, the duration of the treatment will be specific to you and your needs. Some women will experience menopausal symptoms for just a few months whereas others may experience symptoms for years. We will provide treatment for as long as you have the symptoms and as long as it continues to improve your wellbeing. At some point in time your body will decide that it can cope without treatment and then we make a joint decision with you to reduce and stop your treatment and see how you feel.
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