Menopause

Because Women need Quality and Quantity in Life

Has the Hot Flash Havoc hit you?!

You are not alone. Australia has over 2 million women in menopause, and over 80,000 new women join menopause every year.

We are living longer, which is great news. But this also means that women are spending a higher proportion of their lives in menopause, a condition that no one prepares them for.

This “Change of life” hits many women just as they look forward to enjoying their lives after settling their children.

Symptoms of Menopause

Women who suffer from menopause can experience debilitating symptoms. Symptoms of menopause can include not just hot flushes and night sweats, but also;

  • vaginal dryness
  • problems with arousal
  • reduced libido
  • painful sex
  • mood swings
  • depression
  • thinning and loss of elasticity of the skin
  • long term metabolic changes to the bones, heart and brain.

Some of these symptoms can get better over time, but others however can actually worsen. 

Menopause Treatment and HRT/MHT

Well, good news is Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) or Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) as it’s also known are cool again!!

We have been prescribing HRT for decades, but some studies a few years ago were responsible for the bad press that it has received and continues to receive today.

The NAMS (North American Menopause Society) has issued a revised position statement on HRT, which is an evidence based clinical recommendation on HRT.

This clarifies the confusion surrounding HRT and also provides us with a more fitting concept of the appropriate HRT dose, duration, regimen and route of administration that provides the most benefit with the least risk.

But at Lotus Medics, we know that improving quality of life is not just about popping a pill/slapping on a patch, but also about optimising your lifestyle.

We have a tailored approach to each woman and strive to educate them about recognising symptoms of menopause and offer the best therapies to improve their symptoms and sex life.