Menopause clinic with experienced GP offering advice and treatment
If you are going through the menopause and need help, why not try our Menopause Clinic London service. Our experienced female GP will ensure you are fully supported through your climacteric journey.
Please note – Dr Williams is a GP who has undertaken additional training and has extensive experience in managing menopause symptoms. But she is not a designated Menopause Specialist. For some complex cases she may recommend a referral to a Gynaecologist or Menopause Specialist. Currently Dr Williams does not prescribe off-licence Testosterone which some specialists may choose to prescribe.
What is the menopause?
The menopause refers to a time in a woman’s life when menstruation ceases and the ovaries stop releasing eggs permanantly.
Women are likely to experience menopause at any time between the ages of 40 and 58 (the average age is 51). It is considered complete when you have been without a period for a full year (over the age of 50) or been without a period for a full 2 years (under the age of 50).
What are the symptoms of the menopause?
There are multiple symptoms that can occur, but they vary from one person to the other.
Common symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, brain fog and mood swings. Others include irritability, vaginal dryness and a loss of libido to only name a few.
How do you diagnose the menopause?
Often no tests are needed. A consultation with our menopause clinic London GP will suffice to make a diagnosis of you going through the menopause based on your symptoms and age. However, there will be instances where the diagnosis is not clear cut and blood hormone tests will need to be performed by our GP to diagnose if you are indeed going through the menopause. Sometimes bloods are needed to assess oestrogen levels as an aid to your therapy management plan.
Management options –
There are many management options available to help you with your symptoms. These will be tailored to your needs after discussion with your GP. Management options include complementary therapies and HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Your GP will go through all the pros and cons of each option and you will make a jointly informed decision on how best to proceed.
Your Menopause Clinic London GP – Dr Henrietta Williams
Having worked as a GP in South West London since 2011, I am experienced in all areas of General Practice. My particular skills and expertise are in Women’s Health and Family Planning. I hold a Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and am experienced in counselling women about their choice of contraceptive and how to identify and manage potential problems. I have also undertaken additional training via the British Menopause Society and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in providing care for women during the peri-menopause period as well as post-menopausal years.
Thursday and Friday mornings.
How to make a booking
Please Call Us to book in your appointment with Dr Williams.