Menopause affects all women after a certain age. Some go through it gracefully with very little trouble, while others suffer significantly for years. There are few topics in medicine loaded with as much emotion and opinion as the topic of menopause!

The My Sexual Health team makes great effort to stay abreast of the latest research relating to the management of menopause.

Many women find conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) satisfactory. Others prefer an approach in which a regimen is customised for them according to their current hormone profiles, taking into account the multiple factors related to their personal health, as well as risk factors. These patients benefit greatly from the longer consultations offered by the My Sexual Health team, with ample time given to discuss the pros and cons of the various options available.

Menopause is also not only about hot flushes. Women who go through menopause may have serious challenges with memory, joint pains, irritability, anxiety, depression, itchiness, feeling overwhelmed and sexual dysfunction. With attentive care and treatment, these symptoms can also be managed to significantly improve a woman’s quality of life during menopause.

Some women are not permitted to use hormone therapy, due to cancer, bloods clots, other medical conditions and their family history. These women are often left without options and feeling helpless. Fortunately, there are however many things that can be done to manage their menopause.

Conventional HRT is prescribed by the My Sexual Health doctors, although they may also prescribe bio-identical and compounded hormones in certain patients who have been fully informed of the risks and benefits. One of the treatment modalities that is gaining popularity yet again is hormone implants, particularly testosterone for treating sexual dysfunction.

Book a consultation with one of our qualified team members:

Johannesburg:

Dr Elna Rudolph

Dr Elna Rudolph

Medical Doctor, Sexologist and Clinical Head of My Sexual Health
Dr Careen Rascher

Dr Careen Rascher

Psychiatrist and Sexual Medicine Specialist

Pretoria:

Dr Jireh Serfontein

Dr Jireh Serfontein

Medical Doctor and Sexologist

Cape Town:

Dr Jeanne Aspeling

Dr Jeanne Aspeling

Medical Doctor

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