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Menopause Clinic in Reigate

The Menopause Clinic in Reigate provides support and care for women going through the menopause. Many women experience symptoms which significantly affect the quality of their lives during menopause and perimenopause, yet every woman’s experience is unique and different. Our empathetic doctors are highly experienced in helping women through this challenging period. We provide high quality care and individualised treatment based on your own specific needs.

Menopause Clinic in Reigate

The Menopause Clinic in Reigate provides support and care for women going through the menopause. Many women experience symptoms which significantly affect the quality of their lives during menopause and perimenopause, yet every woman’s experience is unique and different. Our empathetic doctors are highly experienced in helping women through this challenging period. We provide high quality care and individualised treatment based on your own specific needs

We provide comprehensive care for women going through menopause. Every women’s experience of these changes is unique and different. We understand it can be challenging for you both emotionally and physically so we are here to understand your health concerns and develop an individual plan to help you through it as easily as possible.

We aim to empower you to feel in control of your health so you can enjoy a full and active life as you go through this period of your life.
We provide a full range of services such as hormone therapy, both bio-identical HRT and conventional HRT. We can also advise on lifestyle modifications, getting the right nutrition as your body changes, psychological help and more. Our whole approach has been crafted to help women going through the menopause or symptoms associated with early onset menopausal changes (perimenopause).

We can help with symptom relief caused by hormone imbalances and together help create a plan to give you the best possible quality of life.

We provide comprehensive care for women going through menopause. Every women’s experience of these changes is unique and different. We understand it can be challenging for you both emotionally and physically so we are here to understand your health concerns and develop an individual plan to help you through it as easily as possible.

We aim to empower you to feel in control of your health so you can enjoy a full and active life as you go through this period of your life.
We provide a full range of services such as hormone therapy, both bio-identical HRT and conventional HRT. We can also advise on lifestyle modifications, getting the right nutrition as your body changes, psychological help and more. Our whole approach has been crafted to help women going through the menopause or symptoms associated with early onset menopausal changes (perimenopause).

We can help with symptom relief caused by hormone imbalances and together help create a plan to give you the best possible quality of life.

What are the common symptoms of the menopause?

Common symptoms of menopause can include:

  • lack of focus,
  • hot flushes,
  • night sweats,
  • vaginal dryness,
  • sleep disturbances,
  • mood swings and depression,
  • changes to your skin such as more wrinkles,
  • reduced libido,
  • weight gain,
  • thyroid issues,
  • cholesterol disorders,
  • migraines,
  • fatigue,
  • joint and muscle pain,
  • urinary problems such as urgency or incontinence,
  • heart disease,
  • osteoporosis,
  • memory issues,
  • changes in metabolism,
  • thinning hair.

Appointment – £275 (plus associated menopause blood tests)

Skin Problems – effects during Menopause and Perimenopause

Oestrogen is very important for the development of collagen, which is a supporting protein in the skin and provides strength and structure to the skin.

As oestrogen levels reduce during the menopause and perimenopause, your skin can become less mobile and thinner. The low oestrogen levels can result in there being less blood flowing to the epidermis (upper layer of your skin) and also more water loss from your skin leading to your skin becoming less hydrated. You may notice that your skin becomes more tired looking and develops more fine lines and wrinkles. The skin often becomes less elastic and looks less glowing as hormone levels decline.

Your skin can become drier and become itchy. This itchiness can occur during the day and night and be really troublesome. Some women notice abnormal sensations to their skin, such as numbness, tingling, prickling or a crawling sensation (called formication).

During the perimenopause and menopause, many women also experience acne and skin pigment changes.

Menopausal skin is more susceptible to UV damage causing deeper wrinkling and sun damage like age spots and lentigo, which are small brown spots on the skin.

The maintenance of melanocytes (cells that manufacture the pigment melanin) is under the control of oestrogen. The number of melanocytes in your skin reduces during the perimenopause and menopause. This results in there being less of the protective melanin and your skin can appear lighter. Menopausal skin is therefore more prone to sun damage.

In areas of the skin that have been exposed to UV rays over the years, melanin synthesis increases during the menopause. This can result in brown “age spots” appearing on your face, hands, neck, arms and chest.

It is really important to use a good moisturiser regularly to improve your skin’s hydration. Moisturisers smooth and protect the upper layers of your skin and can work to prevent trans-epidermal water loss.

It is essential that you use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 to protect against UVB rays and avoid sun damage. Sunscreen should be reapplied every few hours. You should also consider wearing a wide brimmed hat.

Taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can improve skin hydration by replacing oestrogen levels in your body. Many women who take HRT often notice that their skin becomes brighter with an improved texture and tone. HRT can also reduce ageing of your skin. Your skin often looks firmer and plumper as the oestrogen works to strengthen the collagen and elastin fibres.

For the majority of women under 60 years of age, the benefits of HRT outweigh the risks.

For specialist skin consultants who can provide expert treatments, visit www.surreyskincare.co.uk

Clinic Location

Rapid access, convenient and quick appointments.

Private GP Clinic
Stanton House (on one-way to Reigate Centre)
1 Castlefield Road
Reigate
Surrey RH2 0SA
01737 238688

Private GP Clinic Reigate

Our menopause clinic helps women right across Surrey. From Guildford and Dorking in the West to Redhill and Gatwick all from our consulting rooms in Reigate. We have helped hundreds of patients with our private GP services across Surrey. If you need to see a GP quickly, call us on 01737 238688  and we will be able to arrange an appointment.