Low mood, heightened anxiety, mood swings, tearfulness and loss of confidence are common symptoms many peri menopausal women report to their GP during their consultation. However, due to time constraints or a GP’s lack of knowledge around the subject, many menopausal women are incorrectly prescribed anti depressants rather than HRT. 

Aly soon realised this and hence ’Simply Menopausal’ was launched...


Menopause is a normal event in every women’s lifetime- it is not an illness or a disease and occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, causing the levels of the hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone to fall. Certain conditions can bring about an early menopause, such as an operation to remove your ovaries and womb (a hysterectomy). Even when your womb is removed but your ovaries are left behind, the blood flow to your ovaries may be affected causing them to stop working properly. Other conditions including radiotherapy to your pelvis, some chemotherapy drugs  and some genetic and autoimmune factors can also cause an early menopause.

Menopause actually means your last menstrual period.

Peri-menopause is the term used to describe the time when you may be experiencing menopausal symptoms but still having periods, even if these periods are lighter and less frequent. During this time the hormones oestrogen and progesterone fluctuate greatly leading to the symptoms of menopause that many women suffer. For some ladies these symptoms may last only a few months while other ladies can suffer for many years before their periods stop altogether.

Once you have not had a period for a whole year, you can say you have reached the menopause and are no longer able to conceive naturally.

While some women sail through the menopause other women are plagued with a variety of symptoms including:-

  • Hot flushes

  • Night sweats

  • Joint pain / stiffness

  • Dry skin / hair

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Tiredness

  • Mood swings

  • Poor concentration / brain fog

  • Low mood

  • Irritability

  • Panic attacks

  • Anxiety

  • Itchy skin

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Vaginal laxity

  • Headaches / migraines

  • Weight gain

  • Low libido

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Recurrent UTI

  • Irregular periods



Due to longer life expectancy, women are now spending a third of their lifespan menopausal and so managing the menopause is becoming an increasing part of women’s health. With the NHS at crisis point and GP’s increasing overstretched, a 7-10 minute appointment is not enough to thoroughly discuss the many symptoms you many be experiencing due to the menopause. 

Here at Simply Menopausal we believe every woman deserves the time to explore her symptoms and discuss the  options available. We understand that, as women, we are not all the same. Our diagnosis relies on listening to your symptoms and offering a treatment option specifically for you.

plans, no available via video during the corona virus crisis, are all in keeping with NICE guidelines and are recommended by the British Menopause Society and are all research based 

Simply Menopausal is based at The Health Suite (www.thehealthsuite.co.uk). The Health Suite is  registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The role of the CQC is to monitor, inspect and regulate health services to ensure they meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety. By being part of The Health Suite, you can feel rest assured that Simply Menopausal meets the high standards required to provide you with a level of care and treatment that is among the best in the country. If you are not happy with any aspect of our care, please feel free to contact either The Health Suite or the CQC  directly to discuss your concerns. 

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