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Let's talk menopause

Menopause and perimenopause can affect your relationships and impact your home life, but we can help support you through this challenging and confusing time.

Meet with our nutritional expert specialising in the menopause. Discuss natural ways to alleviate your symptoms and receive information on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Helping you make an informed decision on how best to navigate your menopausal journey.

Meet with our menopause specialists to discuss hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a treatment to alleviate your symptoms.

If you are unable to take HRT or decide it is not for you, we offer other natural ways of navigating your menopausal journey.

Symptoms

Every woman has a different menopause experience. However, there are plenty of common signs and symptoms that indicate menopause is starting. Menopause can cause significant changes to both mind and body.  These fall into several main categories, including:

Physical

Menopause hormones alter your body’s normal functions and cause a series of physical changes including hot flushes, headaches, heart palpitations, fluctuations in your weight, and bloating. Menopause can also cause vaginal dryness, joint pain, hair loss, and bladder issues.

Psychological

Changing hormones can also affect your mood, causing anxiety, irritability, and episodes of depression. Many menopausal women also experience low libido and a drop in self-confidence. Menopause can cause temporary problems with memory and recall and make focusing on specific tasks harder.

What we can help treat

Living Room Health Menopause Clinic

Menopause

Ongoing advice and practical support to women as hormone levels drop resulting in the end of fertility and menstruation. Treatments 

Perimenopause

Proactive support to help prepare for the onset of menopause as hormones begin to change and menstruation becomes irregular and eventually stops.

Living Room Health Menopause Clinic Perimenopause

Hormone Imbalance

Our team of experts also offer advice and a range of treatments to help treat hormonal imbalance caused by the following conditions:

  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis

Booking Options

Menopause consultation

Speak with our clinical nutritionist, Suzie Sawyer, about your current symptoms and medical history. Discuss effective natural ways to alleviate your symptoms through diet and lifestyle. Also receive information around the use of HRT. 

Prior to your appointment you will be asked to complete a questionnaire. Your specialist may suggest blood tests or scans for further insight into your requirements.

£150

Menopause health check

Our menopause health check is a blood test that measures key hormonal levels and health areas that are affected by the menopause. We look at key data points linked to thyroid, hormonal, diabetes, stress and reproductive health to ensure they are within the correct levels. 

You will receive both a digital copy of your test results within 5 working days. If you would like to discuss your report with a doctor you can book an appointment with our online GP partner.

£195

HRT Consultation

Speak to a professional about your current symptoms and discuss your medical history, genetics, and existing health conditions. Prior to this you will receive a questionnaire. 

£195

Natural Alternatives Consultation

Speak to a professional about your current symptoms and discuss your medical history, genetics, and existing health conditions. Prior to this you will receive a questionnaire. 

£125

Menopause Health Check

Looks at common causes of pseudo-menopausal issues such as diabetes and thyroid, whilst also highlighting any changes in key reproductive hormones.

 

£195

Menopause health check process

1

Blood test

Book your appointment online or by visiting one of our clinics. Before your blood test you will be asked to not eat for 6 hours prior.

2

Report

You will receive both a digital copy of your test results via email and hard copy via post within 5 working days. 

3

Follow-up

If you would like to discuss your report with a doctor you can book an appointment with our online GP partner.

The Process

Our menopause clinic is designed to help women of all ages navigate the physical and emotional complications of menopause. Our team of experts will discuss your concerns, provide professional advice and support, track your progress and make referrals for further testing and treatment if necessary.

1

Questionnaire

Prior to your consultation you’ll be asked to complete a detailed MENQQL questionnaire so we have all the information we need. This is a standardised questionnaire for anyone menopausal.

2

Consultation

In an initial consultation, we will discuss a personalised treatment plan to help you feel better from day one. Your specialist will discuss with you if you might need further blood tests or diagnostic testing.

3

Follow-up

After 2 months, we can assess your progress. If you need more tests or want to discuss additional treatment, we can make recommendations and adjustments to your medication. 

Learn more on the menopause

Menopause is a normal part of life signalling the end of the time in which a woman can get pregnant. This is the period immediately after menstruation stops as hormones change and fluctuate. While menopause can be a difficult and emotional time for many women, it is temporary.

Hormone levels help to regulate your body and impact everything from metabolism and weight to fertility, mood, and the cardiovascular system. As a woman’s hormones naturally fluctuate, it can cause the symptoms associated with menopause and the end of menstruation. Many women take steps during perimenopause and menopause to help regulate and balance hormone levels, minimise symptoms, and promote overall health and well-being during this difficult time. 

Menopause will affect all women at some stage, but it usually starts after the age of 45. However, it can happen earlier. The early stage of hormone fluctuations, called perimenopause, often begins at the age of 40 and causes irregular periods. After menopause, hormone levels stabilise and symptoms should disappear.

Oestrogen is a key hormone supporting fertility and reproduction. During menopause, oestrogen levels decline to bring menstruation to an end. This results in vaginal dryness, low sex drive, mood swings, and hot flashes.

Oestrogen deficiency at any stage in life can have a big impact on fertility and libido. In addition, low oestrogen levels can cause the overproduction of other hormones resulting in a permanent hormonal imbalance impacting your overall health.

The progesterone hormone works alongside oestrogen to regulate the menstrual cycle. Before menopause, it helps shred the uterine lining as part of menstruation. During menopause, progesterone levels fluctuate and decline, resulting in irregular periods and vaginal dryness. 

Progesterone deficiency can cause panic attacks and anxiety as well as prevent normal menstruation. Very low progesterone can also cause hot flashes at night, headaches, abdominal pain, and acne.

Often considered a male hormone, testosterone plays an important role in menstruation and menopause. Testosterone helps regulate the female sex drive and helps keep reproductive tissue healthy. During menopause, testosterone levels fluctuate. Increased testosterone contributes to mood swings and can cause hair growth on the face and body. Low testosterone causes mood swings, low libido, and weight gain. 

When menopause creates low testosterone over an extended period, it can cause problems with the cardiovascular system.

Also known as DHEA, Dehydroepiandrosterone helps your body produce and regulate your other hormones. As DHEA levels shift, it can cause an imbalance of the other hormones. Maintaining DHEA levels during menopause can help regulate other hormones and minimize symptoms. 

Low DHEA levels can also contribute to menopausal symptoms such as decreased sex drive and vaginal dryness. If levels remain low, it can cause severe dehydration and lead to further health complications.