The Maypole Menopause Clinic
I am delighted to introduce the first dedicated private menopause clinic in Northern Ireland,offering women comprehensive menopause assessment and treatment.
There are many myths and misconceptions about menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Many women want more detailed discussion around this than can be offered in a busy GP surgery.
With female life expectancy increasing many women will live up to a third of their life after the menopause and deserve good quality of life.The benefits of HRT outweigh perceived risks for the majority of women.
Symptoms can vary and some lucky women have none!
Symptoms are caused by lower levels of the hormone oestrogen produced by the ovaries.
Long term consequences of menopause include osteoporosis and an increased risk of heart disease.
I offer relaxed thirty minute consultations including detailed medical history, symptom and lifestyle assessment, discussion on risks/benefits of treatments and will then recommend the most suitable treatment options. Body mass index assessment and blood pressure measurement is included.
Gynaecological examination, blood tests or ultrasound scans are not included but can be arranged.
Review appointments are not essential but are available on request.
The Mirena intrauterine system may also be offered as part of an HRT regime.
Please note as menopause is considered a natural part of life it is not covered by private health insurance.
Dr Kirk is not registered with any insurance company.