Dr Gavin Kemball

A fertility specialist for life

Menopause

Menopause usually begins with erratic or irregular bleeding. Many women are not bothered by the symptoms, but for some a range of peri-menopausal symptoms can make everyday life a little more difficult. If that’s the case, Dr Kemball may be able to help.

You may be peri-menopausal for up to five years, and experience hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, low libido, vaginal dryness and mood swings. There is also an increased risk of bone density problems and cardiovascular disease at this time.

It’s important to understand you don’t have to live with these symptoms, and there are many treatments available to alleviate menopause symptoms so life is more manageable.

Menopause treatment options include menopausal hormone therapy (MHT, or HRT), as well as lifestyle changes. Sometimes diet can be a trigger to certain symptoms, and exercise can help you sleep better at night.

Make an appointment with Dr Kemball to discuss your menopause symptoms.