Dr Greg Monk is a GP in the Wirral


Perimenopause and menopause are not simply just the irregularity and cessation of periods, for many women there are a wide variety of symptoms that can be very disruptive. Whether it be joint aches and pains, anxiety or sleep disturbance these are just a few of the many symptoms that can be helped by the diagnosis and effective treatment of the perimenopause and menopause.

If you experience symptoms that you are unsure about or feel the treatments you have tried have not been effective it is important to consider whether they could be related to the menopause. See your doctor or another healthcare professional, become informed and start treatment.


Hormone Replacement Therapy is the simple act of giving you back the natural hormones that your body may no longer be generating as reliably as it once did. Treatments are safe, effective and readily available.

Increasingly there are options that allow patients to take control of their HRT and feel empowered during their menopausal journey. By getting the correct help and treatment women can continue to succeed and develop in all aspects of their life and work.

HRT is the most effective way to treat symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause, as well as protecting your bones and reducing the risk of a number of health issues, including cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. However, studies show that only around one in ten menopausal women who would benefit from HRT actually take it. Myth:…

The myths vs the facts

The Menopause Charity

Staying hydrated

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