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Menopause Management

It can feel overwhelming to experience perimenopause or menopause symptoms, but just know you’re not alone, and there is help available! At our clinic in Newcastle, our GP specialists can provide guidance, reassurance and support, as well as a tailored medical plan to help alleviate symptoms of menopause. You don’t have to suffer through, there is help and options are available.  

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Understanding Perimenopause: 

Perimenopause is the transitional phase leading up to your final menstrual period, during which you may experience some symptoms typical of menopause. 

This phase concludes one year after your last period, marking the onset of menopause, followed by the post-menopausal stage. Perimenopause typically commences in your 40s and lasts an average of 4 to 6 years, though its duration can vary from 1 to 10 years. 

Common symptoms of perimenopause include irregular periods, which may vary in frequency, duration, and intensity from month to month. 

Other symptoms of perimenopause may include: 

  • Hot flushes and night sweats 
  • Disturbed sleep and fatigue 
  • Headaches 
  • Muscle and joint soreness 
  • Vaginal dryness 
  • Breast tenderness 

Emotional and mental symptoms can also manifest, such as mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, or depression. Additionally, some individuals may experience unexplained weight gain despite maintaining their usual diet and exercise routine. 

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Understanding Menopause: 

Menopause marks the cessation of monthly periods, signaling the natural conclusion of the reproductive stage of life. It is confirmed after 12 consecutive months without menstruation. 

While the average age of menopause in Australian females is 51 years, symptoms can vary widely among individuals. Early menopause may occur due to health conditions like primary ovarian insufficiency or as a result of surgical interventions or cancer treatments. 

Menopause symptoms can include: 

  • Irregular periods 
  • Hot flushes and night sweats 
  • Sleep disturbances 
  • Fatigue 
  • Weight gain 
  • Breast discomfort 
  • Skin changes 
  • Headaches or migraines 
  • Body aches and bloating 
  • Urinary and vaginal issues, such as dryness and changes in libido 

Emotionally, menopause may bring about feelings of decreased coping ability, difficulty concentrating, irritability, anxiety, or low mood. 

Regardless of the severity of symptoms, our specialists are here to provide support and explore personalised options tailored to your needs. Feel free to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns and explore available solutions. 

Book in with our GP specialists to talk through your options for the management of menopause, we can help.