I specialise in gynecological hormonal problems and am able to offer care tailored to your needs for these, using medical and surgical options and considering fertility and wider health issues as appropriate.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequent cause of irregular or absent periods. I can provide advice and treatment for all aspects of this condition, including excessive hair growth, period problems and subfertility. Importantly, I stress a holistic approach and try and keep your long-term health in mind. It is important to understand what you can do to help yourself in some circumstances, particularly when it comes to weight management and exercise. My approach is to empower and support women in taking charge of their own health, stepping in with medical intervention where indicated. This is specially important with PCOS as it has implications beyond periods and fertility. It is often diagnosed for the first time in teenage years and this is a crucial time when your own self-confidence in maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be supported.
An invaluable source of information and support for people affected by PCOS is Verity - http://www.verity-pcos.org.uk/
Premature Menopause (Premature Ovarian Failure) is a condition where the ovaries stop working before the age of 40 and affects around 1 in 100 women. In some cases, a cause is detectable - genetic problems, previous cancer treatment, operations that have led to loss of ovarian tissue or auto-immune problems. I offer advice and treatment for women with this condition. Support is also available from http://www.daisynetwork.org.uk/