Your Guide to Expert Advice and Specialist Support for Perimenopause and Menopause.
For many women, the journey through menopause can be complex and challenging, especially if you’re experiencing an array of symptoms whilst juggling the busy demands of midlife. This can include changes in family dynamics, increasing career commitments and caring for young children as well as ageing parents.
Whether you’re seeking answers in the early stages of menopause, or feel you’re not quite getting the support you need – it’s important to remember that you’re not alone.
At Health & Her, we’re here to help you get back in control with specialist support and a range of options to empower you through your menopause journey.
Are you experiencing symptoms?
There’s more to menopause than hot flushes and period changes. In fact, did you know that there are actually more than 30 recognised symptoms and hot flushes isn’t even in the top 5 that women commonly experience?
As hormones levels begin to decline, women often experience a number of symptoms that can affect the body, mood and mind. These symptoms can range from mild to very severe, and depending on your experience can be a very challenging and upsetting time.
Many of these symptoms begin while you’re in perimenopause – the stage before menopause, and can continue as you transition into menopause.
AM I IN PERIMENOPAUSE OR MENOPAUSE?
Perimenopause is the lesser-known stage prior to menopause when hormone levels fluctuate. During this stage, women experience menopause symptoms while still having periods.
Menopause is the stage after Perimenopause, when you’re experiencing symptoms but have not had a period for 12 months.
For many women, recognising the symptoms can be a good first step towards understanding and managing what’s happening.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Do any apply to you?
- HOT FLUSHES – LOSS OF SEX DRIVE – NIGHT SWEATS
- VAGINAL DRYNESS – LOW ENERGY – LOW MOOD
- JOINT ACHES – URINARY CHANGES – PAINFUL SEX
- BRAIN FOG – SLEEPING PROBLEMS – WEIGHT GAIN
- STRESS & ANXIETY – CHANGING PERIODS – HEADACHES
What solution is best for me?
The research we’ve conducted with thousands of women has helped us understand just how complex menopause symptoms and experiences can be. Every menopause is different, which is why we’ve developed a range of products and services that can be personalised to your menopause stage, severity, and symptoms. While exploring these options, consider how your symptoms are interfering with your day-to-day life.
The various factors to think about, include:
- Your physical health – such as energy, pain, fatigue, discomfort, sleep and rest
- Your psychological health – negative and positive feelings, self-esteem, body image, appearance, memory and concentration
- Your independence – mobility, activities in your day-to-day life, dependence on medicines, your work capacity
- Your relationships – partners, family, friends, sex, and social activity
- Your environment – money matters, participating in recreation and leisure, feeling safe and secure
Did you know
- On average, the symptoms of perimenopause can take place 4-5 years before periods stop 
- In a recent study, we found that 9/10 women were unable to recognise that their symptoms were related to perimenopause 
- The average age a women experiences perimenopause is 46 
- The average age a woman experiences menopause is 51 
- On average, women will experience a combination of 9 menopause symptoms
- In a study by the British Menopause Society, half of women said their menopause symptoms had affected their home life, their social life (36%), and work life (36%)
Get your free personal trainer for menopause
We know that small daily changes can lead to long-lasting results, so we’ve created the Health & Her Menopause App – your free personal trainer for perimenopause and menopause.
The Health & Her App has been designed to help you build positive lifestyle habits that put you back in control. Track and monitor your symptoms with ease and access an evidence-based toolkit of exercises and activities that can be scheduled into daily goals.
This includes pelvic floor exercises for urinary changes and painful sex, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for low mood, hot flushes & night sweats and guided meditation for sleep, stress & anxiety. We’ve even included timely reminders to take your HRT or supplements!
With personalised insights into important patterns and triggers, the Health & Her Menopause App enables you to learn more about the symptom management options that work for you, making it the perfect pocket companion to assist you through each stage of your menopause journey.
Don’t just take our word for it…
“Brilliant app. Logical, easy to use and answers to all of my questions. Big thumbs up.” Arual, App Store Review
“I’m so grateful I have found Health & Her, loads of information and support on the app and the products work like magic. I feel like it’s nothing short of a miracle.”
Helen, Trustpilot review
The Health & Her Menopause App is available to download for FREE on iOS and Android:
Get trusted advice and answers
Menopause can be complex subject, so if you’re looking for trusted advice and practical help to feel better, then look no further than our award-winning website where you’ll find support from the UK’s leading menopause experts.
From GP’s and Gynaecologists to Nutritionists and Career Coaches – our independent experts provide answers to some your most-asked questions across a range of topics, including:
“What is HRT and how does it work?”
“What causes menopause sleep problems?”
“Can diet, nutrition and supplements help?”
“How can I talk to my GP?
Tackling things naturally
Many nutritionists advise paying close attention to the link between your diet and menopause experience, as essential nutrients can play a key role in ensuring you maintain optimal health. To help with this, dietary supplements can be a beneficial way to access concentrated sources of key plants, herbs, nutrients and minerals which are difficult to incorporate into our diet due to over farming and pesticides.
At Health & Her, we’ve worked with expert nutritionists to develop a multi-symptom supplement range to support with 9 of the top symptoms women experience during perimenopause and menopause.
Our supplements have both been carefully formulated with a natural blend of plants, herbs, minerals and phytoestrogens – plant-based compounds that mimic oestrogen in the body.
The Health & Her Perimenopause Supplement and Menopause Supplement contain clinically proven ingredients and are suitable for vegans, gluten-free, non-GMO and contain no added preservatives.
“This product has changed my life. It helped me feel like me, when nothing else I’ve tried has.” Steph, healthandher.com review
“I started on my perimenopause journey 2 years ago – and felt utterly shocking. I was literally a different person, and I didn’t like her one bit…I’ve just started in month 4 with these supplements and I finally feel balanced. I can’t really believe how different they make me feel! They are a real game changer!” Claire, Trustpilot review
“When I started to struggle with my low moods, lack of energy, aching joints etc. I thought they were worth a try…I quickly noticed the difference and now take two every morning without fail.” L. Stead, healthandher.com review
“I’m so glad to have found a supplement that substantially improves the low energy and joint aches I’ve experienced since the onset of menopause.” Mel, healthandher.com review
Learn more about the Health & Her multi-symptom supplement range:
Managing severe symptoms
If your symptoms are having a severe effect on your day-to-day life and you’re finding it difficult to cope, we advise speaking to your GP for support.
Unfortunately, there are a limited number of menopause specialists available within NHS led GP surgeries, so if you find that you’re unable to get the support you need, then you may want to consider seeing a private specialist.
At the Health & Her Clinic we offer online consultations with menopause specialist GPs who are highly experienced in the management of menopausal health.
With their specialist knowledge in women’s health, our GPs are qualified to support you with advice and treatment options that are tailored to your needs. Examples of this may include:
- If you’re looking for a perimenopause diagnosis
- Need help in considering if HRT is right for you
- If you’re struggling with your existing HRT or contraceptive and need expert advice
Getting support from an experienced specialist can go a long way when it comes to getting back to feeling like yourself again, and our doctors take the time to listen so you never feel rushed.
Don’t just take our word for it…
“Extremely informative & empowering. An amazing experience to have someone understand the issues I have – helped put everything into perspective!” Nila, Health & Her Clinic patient
“If you feel like your GP isn’t an expert in the menopause field or you just get snubbed then please consider this empathetic service. I’m so glad I did.”
Fiona, Health & Her Clinic patient
Book an appointment with a menopause specialist GP today, or learn more at healthandher.com/clinic
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, 2, 3 Research commissioned by Health & Her and carried out by Censuswide. 1001 women. UK. 2019
 British Menopause Society research. 1200 women. UK. 2016