Melbourne Menopause Clinic

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A Menopause Clinic for Melbourne Women.

Menopause impacting you? The Melbourne Menopause Clinic is for women of all ages. 
Peri-menopause and menopause are a significant time in your life, but for many women the changes can arrive quickly, hitting you with no warning.

You can feel lost when changes happen fast. It’s important to learn what your options are to help manage any symptoms.

You don’t have to do menopause alone.

Make an appointment to speak with a highly qualified doctor in managing menopause and living well.

Call our team and make an appointment on: 03 9415 9088

Many women will find a range of lifestyle adjustments will serve them well as they progress through the years of menopause, but many more will need support and management to understand the best ways to stay well.

Expert Menopause Care with a highly trained Gynaecologist.

Menopause is not the same for every woman. Your personal health and lifestyle will impact many things. Perhaps you’ve experienced a previous chronic health condition, breast cancer, hysterectomy, an autoimmune disease, illness or an accident have impacted your life. You may have previously lived a well life, but the changes brought on by menopause have caused significant change and you need guidance to help manage them.

Book an Appointment: Call us on 03 9415 9088 or send us an inquiry.

Menopause Care for Melbourne Women

As a Gynaecologist, I have worked for over 30 years supporting all women through gynaecological concerns, across all ages.

My rooms are custom designed to provide exactly the services that menopausal women require during a consultation.

Once you have booked your first consultation, we will discuss at length your general health and history, and the concerns you are most looking to seek treatment for.

Should you require additional investigation such as ultrasound or infusion (eg: Iron) this can usually be conducted within your appointment at the practice – you don’t need to book a time somewhere else.

The administration team are highly efficient and friendly, making sure every aspect of your visit is welcoming, open and comfortable.

For your convenience, follow up consultations can be conducted via telehealth if you prefer. This provides an easily accessible appointment for you to ask any follow up questions or to provide updates on your symptoms and conditions.

Book an Appointment: Call us on 03 9415 9088 or send us an inquiry.

What is Menopause?

Smiling woman of menopause age stands outside.

Menopause is the gradual decline and then cessation of ovarian function. During menopause, levels of hormones released by the ovaries decline, your oestrogen and progesterone will reduce. These hormones are responsible for things such as ovulation.

The age menopause occurs is typically anywhere from the mid-40s to mid-50’s, the changes to your body that occur as a result of menopause happen over a few years.  

Menopause is often referred to as ” the change of life”, or simply ”the change” because it means the end of a women’s reproductive life. 

Symptoms vary for all women enormously and have many variables. Some women are fortunate and notice no significant disturbance in how they feel, most women have some annoying symptoms, but they are things they can manage, while some women can find the process of menopause quite distressing, both physically and emotionally.  

What symptoms might I experience?

Typical symptoms of menopause can include:  

    • Hot Flushes – an increase in body temperature, making you feel uncomfortably hot for 10-15 secs at a time. Some women may have as many as 10-15 hot flushes a day while others might have just two per month. 

    • Night Sweats – as a result of hot flushes overnight. 

    • Sleep Disturbance – disturbed sleep patterns due to hot flushes and feeling uncomfortable 

    • Vaginal Dryness – there is a decrease in vaginal blood flow which causes a decrease in the production of lubrication 

    • Reduction in or loss of libido – decrease in lubrication can lead to uncomfortable sex. The loss of oestrogen can lead to a change in sex drive making arousal more difficult and less sensitive to touching and stroking. 

You will start to notice a change in your period.

This can occur in various ways. Your period might be lighter, heavier, more often at times or you may go months without a period. As your body transitions through perimenopause you will notice your cycle change. This is a natural thing to occur.

Due to the decline in oestrogen there are increasing episodes of ammenorhoea (having no period) until complete absence of menstrual bleeding occurs – your final period. 

If sleep disturbance persists for a significant length of time then a deterioration in mood – often causing anxiety and depression, and emotional instability can be very challenging. This is something you should discuss with me during your appointment. Your mental health is as important as any physical changes you are managing.

What’s happening to me during peri-menopause?

Many women think of menopause as their last period occurring, and that will happen. Prior to your last period, you’ll notice other changes – the start of peri-menopause. Your period cycle may become more erratic. You might notice your period, which was once on a regular routine to now be closer together, or other times, further apart.

Period bleeding may also change. Some cycles you might notice to be heavier, or lighter with different length of days each time. 

Some women report aches and pains in the muscles and joints (arthralgias and myalgias), headaches (likely due to sleep disturbance). Many women report poor concentration, reduced short term memory and this can cause issues with work, personal and family life.  

Treating the symptoms of Menopause

Read more about lifestyle options and medications available to help you manage peri-menopause in our blog post, including Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Dr Peter England

Dr Peter England is a highly experienced and well known Gynaecologist in Melbourne. He cares for women with a wide range of complex medical care needs and runs his Melbourne Menopause Clinic in his private rooms, based inside St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Fitzroy. 

Dr England understands that your personal experience of peri-menopause can be impacted by many factors, and every woman has their own journey through this time.

Read more about Dr Peter England.

Call our team and make an appointment on: 03 9415 9088mn