Perimenopause Experts Private GP Harley Street


The menopause is officially defined as the point at which your periods have ceased for 12 consecutive months. The perimenopause is the phase leading up to this when decreasing hormonal levels causes various symptoms.

Common perimenopausal symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, and mood changes such as increased anxiety, irritability, and depression. It also includes brain fog and forgetfulness, reduced libido, sleep problems and physical changes such as vaginal dryness, heart palpations, headaches and migraines, and joint and muscle pain.

Initially, these symptoms are intermittent and vary in severity. Women often believe that the changes they are experiencing are due to the pressures of daily life, lifestyle factors, or the ageing process.

On average, the perimenopausal stage can last four years, but this varies from woman to woman. For some, this may be just six months; for some, it can last up to a decade.

At GP London W1, we can help you manage the perimenopause and its associated symptoms through the prescription of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), coupled with lifestyle changes.

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