Menopause Services

Menopause (your last period) occurs at an average age of 51 years. 75% of women experience symptoms in the lead up to this or once they reach menopause. This usually occurs somewhere between 45-55 years but symptoms can occur earlier or later than this.

Menopause can also affect your bone health, heart health, sexual health, psychological health and sleep.  

Thankfully there are treatments that we can suggest to help you if needed.

We can assess you and specifically tailor a plan to suit you and your symptoms.

 

 

 

 

 

What will happen during the appointment?

  • Menopause symptom assessment - we can suggest treatment options depending on your symptoms and preferences.
  • Cardiac health assessment - this includes an examination, your personal q-risk screening score and blood tests if not recently done. We can add ECG screening at this stage if appropriate.
  • Bone health assessment - this includes a comprehensive history-taking, BMI and a FRAX score assessment which measures your risk of suffering an osteoporosis-related fracture in the coming years.
  • Lifestyle assessment and advice
  • Contraceptive advice
  • Breast exam
  • We will arrange a smear test if one is due
  • STD screening if appropriate

 

How do I book a menopause consultation?

As this is quite a thorough assessment, it will take a bit longer than a regular appointment. 

Typically, your appointment will last about 60 minutes with this time spilt between our doctor and nurse.

You can book your menopause consultation by email or by phone but please let us know at the time of booking to ensure we allow adequate time.

We would ask you to arrive 15 minutes early to complete the necessary forms.

A review appointment is required at 3 months and then every 6 months to check your blood pressure and ensure the treatment is suiting you.

We will reassess your risk factors annually after that.

 

How much will it cost?

The cost of this personally tailored assessment and treatment is:

  • Initial menopause consultation, examination, blood tests and personalised plan - €170

The following extras may be added:

  • ECG - €40
  • Dexa scan - approx. €100 (we will refer you for this scan)
  • Review appointment - €60
  • Annual review appointment plus blood tests if appropriate- €100