We have specialist GP’s for Women's Health and can offer a full range of care including
Hormonal issues, Problems with periods, Fertility and Sexual Concerns.
Dr Mariette Grant is very experienced in this field and believes in viewing the female patient as a whole and not as a single health issue to be resolved. Sometimes there is more than one issue at play aside from the presenting feature and this requires the expertise of a specially trained Doctor.
Patients with menopause concerns can book an appointment for a full discussion on symptoms & management choices which is for 45 minutes and costs £200. At this appointment, our doctors take a full medical history including current health concerns and then discuss various options with the patient.
Some patients are either approaching Menopause or are in the Menopause and would like to find out their options by discussing with a specialist.
Other patients are interested in simply having time to discuss their Menopause concerns or to review their current HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) solutions with the Doctor and then don’t require any tests or prescriptions.
Two of our GP’s have received additional training with Dr Marion Gluck at her clinic in Wimpole Street, London and can offer Bio-Identical HRT.
Bio Identical HRT (BHRT) is sometimes described as a bespoke option to balance hormones.
This requires blood tests to assess the Woman’s current hormone levels so that personalised, minimal HRT can be prescribed which for some women is a very useful solution. Some women who have previously found taking the contraceptive pill difficult or who seem to find hormones difficult to balance have reported that BHRT works for them where conventional HRT does not.
We also discuss conventional HRT solutions which can then be prescribed and either continue with us or then carry on with that prescription subsequently with their NHS GP.
HRT can be taken either as a pill, a lotion on the skin or in a small adhesive patch.
For many women, there are other benefits to taking HRT other than the stereotypical ‘hot flushes’.
An imbalance of Oestrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone can give rise to a variety of undesirable symptoms such as:
Loss of libido
Change in cognitive function (memory)
Unexplained Weight gain around the midriff
Irritability and mood swings sometimes leading to depression
Optimise bone density
These symptoms can have a severe effect on women’s quality of life particularly bearing in mind that Menopause occurs on average at 51 – leaving 20+ years of less than optimal living.
Other less well-known benefits of balancing hormones are to aid Fertility, help clear acne and optimise energy and immunity.
Our specialist Doctors also consider the patients' Thyroid and Adrenal hormone systems as these are increasingly being shown to have a prominent effect on health. These specialised tests, which are not to be confused with a simple Thyroid blood test, can be done by testing Saliva and the information gained can be startling.
See our Tests Tab for more information on these tests.
We run regular free Information evenings when our Doctors and other invited speakers look at the Menopause and discuss in general terms what happens to Women and why.
Our Facebook page has details of upcoming talks.
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