Benefits of Health & Her

What is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause translates literally as ‘around the time of the menopause’. Put simply, it is the stage of life when you’...

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Blood tests for hormone levels in menopause

For many women, working out whether or not you’re in perimenopause or menopause can feel like a bit of a guessing game, especially if you are taking hormonal contraception, which can mask or cause one of the key signs ...

Menopause Contraception

Menopause contraception: everything you need to know about menopause & contraception from menopause specialist GP Dr. Kate Burns

Amongst the many challenges faced by women who are experiencing perimenopause or menopause, contraception is not one that is frequently talked about.

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) & Who is It Intended For?

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and could it be for you? Our GP Shilpa McQuillan has created the really useful guide to demystify HRT: what it is, how it works, the options available, the risks, and the benefits.

How to talk to your GP about menopause

Not sure where to start when it comes to discussing menopause with your doctor? GP Shilpa McQuillan is here for you, with practical advice to make the most of your appointments – even when it’s time to talk about symptoms ...

Menopause Headaches A GP’s overview

GP Dr Shilpa McQuillan discusses headaches at menopause. Why do they happen, and how can you reduce the impact they’re having on your life. From lifestyle changes to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), there’s a lot you can do ...

Hot flushes – A GP’s overview

GP Dr Shilpa McQuillan discusses hot flushes – what are they, why do they happen, and how can you reduce the ...

Coping with stress and anxiety during menopause: expert advice from a GP

Some of the most challenging menopause symptoms are the ones you can’t see. GP Dr Shilpa McQuillan discusses the psychological side of menopause, and the symptoms many women visit her for help with: stress and anxiety, low mood and ...

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Menopause, perimenopause and post-menopause – A GP’s overview

From the time you start noticing changes and symptoms to beyond your last period, menopause is a time of multiple changes. Many of us feel mystified by what’s going on.