The Menopause and Beyond

 

The Menopause and HRT

Sex and Contraception

Urinary Problems

 

 

The Menopause and HRT

  • HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

  • Alternatives to HRT

 

Although not considered a disease the menopause can have a hugely detrimental effect on a woman’s life for many years and should not be ignored. There are both hormonal and non-hormonal treatments that can be very effective in managing the large variety of symptoms the menopause brings, so it can be well worth taking the time to discuss all the various options with us.

 

The decision to use HRT can be a difficult one, especially with contradictory evidence and opinions in the media. We can take the time to discuss with you the benefits and potential risks of HRT, as well as any other appropriate non-hormonal treatments for your symptoms.

 

Sex and Contraception

Many people continue with an active and fulfilling sex life for decades past the menopause, however sometimes a woman may notice physical changes that can make sex painful or impact on sexual satisfaction.

 

All 4 of the female GPs working at The Guildford Private General Practice are experienced in discussing these intimate issues and can explore any concerns you may have.

 

However much sex you are having, if it has been less than 1 year since your last period (or 2 years since your last period if you are under 50 years old) then you need to ensure you have effective contraceptive cover. Over the age of 40 years old some contraceptive options may become less appropriate so it is worth discussing with a doctor which methods suits you best.

 

Urinary Problems

For many women as they get older the occasional urine leak when coughing or the inability to go anywhere near a trampoline for fear of not staying dry is thought to be a minor inconvenience. For others the constant fear of becoming wet and the need to know exactly where the nearest toilet is can take over their lives. Losing control of your urine in either scenario is not ideal and there is a lot that can be done to improve your urinary problems however significant they may be. We are experienced in discussing and investigating these problems and can talk you through the treatment options which may include lifestyle changes, medication, or even surgery if necessary.

 

 

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