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Menopause: hormone replacement therapy (HRT – the signs you may need it)

10 June 2018 by Omniya Clinic

Menopause: hormone replacement therapy (HRT - the signs you may need it)

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

The menopause can be an incredibly confusing and disorientating time for a lot of women, which is why we offer HRT for menopause at Omniya Clinic in London.

The symptoms of the menopause can last up to 4 years from a woman’s last menstruation but is remains common for women to experience them for up to 12 years.

Everyone is different, and each woman’s experience of the menopause is unique. Different symptoms, severities, and impacts on lifestyle means that no two women will ever experience the same menopause. This being said, however, there are common symptoms that seem to umbrella over large communities of women.

There are so many minute signs of the menopause that you may not notice until they worsen or become more prominent, which is why we would recommend visiting Omniya Clinic in London for a full consultation to discuss HRT.

However, there are some symptoms to keep an eye out for.

Intimacy and libido

It’s common for women to experience a reduced sex drive as a symptom of the menopause. This can put an unwanted strain on relationships and can affect your mental health or how you perceive yourself. This can be exasperated by vaginal dryness, pain, itching, or discomfort during sex. These symptoms can greatly affect your lifestyle habits, self-confidence, and intimate relationships with your significant other. HRT for menopause can help regulate these symptoms.

Mood changes and mental health

The menopause doesn’t only affect the body, but also the mind. Mood changes, depression, and anxiety can all come hand-in-hand as symptoms of the menopause. Sometimes lethargy can couple with these, which menopause hormone therapy can help with by prompting more stimulating energy. Sometimes a difficulty in falling asleep at night can present itself, making you tired and irritable during the day. HRT can help regulate your mood.

Mobility and muscle mass

Symptoms of the menopause that HRT can help with also include joint stiffness and reduced muscle mass. This can greatly affect your ability to move around easily, cause pain and stiffness, and limit tasks in your day to day life. Every day activities like lifting yourself from a seated position can suddenly become difficult, but luckily we can help manage this.

Heart and head

Headaches and heart palpitations can cause a lot of discomfort, pain, and a little anxiety if they happen upon you quickly and unexpectedly. Heart palpitations see the muscle suddenly increasing its beating or becoming irregular, causing the sufferer a lot of nervous tension. Equally, headaches can come on suddenly or build to a downright nuisance. HRT can help manage these symptoms.

Of course, there is no right or wrong answer to how you choose to weather your menopause. Due to differing symptoms and severities, it’s impossible for us to say that everyone should undergo HRT. Making changes in diet, lifestyle, and supplements can help relieve some of the less severe symptoms and you may choose to go through your menopause naturally.

However, if you’re experiencing symptoms that are difficult to manage or you would like to take back a little more control of your body, then our services may be of use to you.

Visit Omniya Clinic in London today to book your consultation with one of our specialists.

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