Dr Theodora Kalentzi, an experienced GP with a passion and advanced training in menopause care, has set up a menopause service at her private GP clinic. This is an enhanced service for women who are going through or are worried about the menopause.
At the clinic, you receive personalised care. You are given time to discuss your symptoms and concerns in detail. You have a full assessment, which may include tests such as blood tests and a DEXA bone scan. We go through with you the risks of osteoporosis, cardiovascular events and breast cancer and what can be done to reduce these risks.
We discuss management options , what you can do for yourself, the range of treatments available including hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and any associated risks and benefits.
We explore with you what suits you best based on your background history, symptoms, beliefs and lifestyle. Not one treatment works the same for every woman nor one size fits all. Sometimes you may need to try 2 or 3 treatments to find the one best suited for you.
Our objective is to help you take control of your symptoms in the most suitable and safe way. The overall aim is to find the option that feels right and works for you.
|Initial consultation 40 minutes||launch offer £155|
|Follow up consultation 20 minutes||launch offer £85|
|Hormonal profile||from £85|
|Bone density (DEXA) scan||from £65|
- A simple and easy to fill symptom chart to be completed prior to your consultation
- A list of medications you are taking and any previous treatments you might have tried for the menopause
- If available, any previous test results associated with the menopause
I was a medical student when I first witnessed someone with debilitating hot flushes and sweats. It was my mother. She was in her early 50s suffering in silence, overloaded with juggling the competing demands of running a business and looking after her family.
It was very sad that she felt unable to talk about it because the norm was just to put up with it.
Fast forward 30 years and the menopause remains a challenge, still misunderstood by many. More than ever, it carries the dreaded perception that ‘we are getting old’ in a society that celebrates youth and not maturity. Read the full story
You are worried, you are unsure, you are confused. Is it the menopause? You may still have periods, they may be irregular or they may have stopped. You know something has changed which seems to be affecting your work, your family or your relationships.
You may notice changes in your body, emotions, or mental state. Your hair is thinning on your head and is growing on your face, your memory becomes foggy, your sex drive is a thing of the past, you become sweaty out of the blue, your mood changes like the British weather.
Maybe you have been taking HRT and you are worried about breast cancer and what happens to your symptoms if you stop the treatment.
Whether you are approaching or have gone through the menopause you may be thinking ‘this is it’, ‘I am getting old’, ‘my best years are gone’, ‘I don’t feel feminine anymore’.
But it needn’t be like that.
You may spend more than a third of your life in the menopause and you deserve a good life. Nowadays, there are various treatments and ways to manage your symptoms, there is more evidence about the treatments to help you decide what is more safe and appropriate for you.
Menopause shouldn’t put a pause in the way you live your life.
When you have been busy juggling a career, looking after a family/partner, focusing on the daily stresses and the menopause hits you, what better time to start a new chapter, what better time to look after you.