Menopause is a significant life event for women. In the past menopause was seen as the threshold of old age. Now, with increases in life expectancy, menopause can be seen as a new beginning for women.
Every woman’s experience of menopause will be different. Many women will experience some negative symptoms leading up to menopause, but a minority will suffer significant interference with their quality of life during this time.
What a lot of women don’t realise is that menopause can also have a negative impact on women’s overall health. Women’s risks from heart disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis rise after the menopause. However, simple improvements in lifestyle at this time in a woman’s life can protect women from serious health problems later in life.
A simple health check for all women around the time of menopause can assess risk of developing these and other diseases and develop a personal health plan for the menopause and beyond.
Information and disease modifying steps will enable women to life happier, healthier and longer lives.
During a menopause health check, our family planning doctor will take a full medical history.
Other aspects of the consultation include:
In order to get accurate result for blood sugar and cholesterol women need to be fasting for 12-14 hours before appointment. Results will be delivered by post approximately two weeks after appointment.
The cost of a menopause health check is €100. A repeat consultation costs €55.