Menopause is one of the great life-changing episodes in a woman’s life. Physical, mental and hormonal changes all have a significant impact on body and mental wellness. Our ground-breaking holistic menopause program offers expert advice, guidance and personal care to help you come through re-energised, re-vitalised and ready to embrace the next exciting stage in your life.
- HOLISTIC 8 WEEK PROGRAM TO SUPPORT & EDUCATE
- EXPERT HELP & GUIDANCE FOR PHYSICAL & MENTAL SYMPTOMS
- TREATS PERI-MENOPAUSE TO POST-MENOPAUSE
- REJUVENATES & RE-ENERGISES
When it comes to the menopause, 51 is the ‘Magic Number.’ Not only is this the average age for women experiencing the menopause, but there are around 51 symptoms of menopause and perimenopause that precedes it, and on some days you may be forgiven for thinking you are being hit by all 51 at once.
ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF SYMPTOMS
The physical symptoms are tough – night sweats, flushes, fatigue, vaginal laxity, weight gain. The mental symptoms are just as challenging – anxiety, loss of confidence, mood changes, emotional well-being and brain fog… the menopause has a lot to answer for.
Our personal appearance is another victim of the ‘Big Change’. Skin sensitivity, pigmentation, sagging, redness, enlarged pores and dehydration are just some of the issues related to the inevitable hormone changes that come with the ageing process and a slowing down in the production of skin-firming collagen and elastin.
A reduction in the body’s production of oestrogen is at the heart of all these symptoms resulting in your loss of youthful glow, not to mention get-up-and-go.
SPECIALIST SUPPORT YOU NEED
At Air Aesthetics, we have an expert team available to help you through the challenges of your menopause. Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Miss Poonam Pradhan has over 25 years’ experience in her field and advises her patients daily as to how best to manage the menopause with special interest in vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence.
We also work alongside a highly qualified Women’s clinic team from Bourne House, a new generation of health and wellbeing practice, whose focus is on balance of lifestyle, support, education, inspiration, nutrition, creativity, rest and empowerment to help you flourish in your daily life. Together, we offer our clients a ground-breaking holistic menopause program treating mental and physical health from perimenopause through to post-menopause. Our program is specially designed to help you feel supported and educated in all areas.
GET YOUR GLOW BACK
Leading womens’ therapist and hormone health specialist Ruth Anne Adams, Bourne House Founder, offers the one-to-one menopause program – an 8-week package (with intensive and ongoing after care) of advice and support tailored to your personal requirements. It includes 6 consultations with Ruth, a mental wellness program, hormone diagnostic tests, a nutrition program, a natural pharmacy package, coaching and mindfulness training and self-care protocols. Helping you feel rejuvenated, energetic and ready to go!
DEALING WITH THE “MANOPAUSE”
Women may not be the only ones who suffer the effects of changing hormones. Unlike menopause in women when hormone production stops completely, testosterone decline in men is a slower process and some doctors are noticing that men are reporting some of the same symptoms that women experience in perimenopause and menopause:
- Sexual problems
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Frequently Asked Questions
Before you consider this or any other aesthetic treatment it’s vital to ask lots of questions and fully explore all options available to you. Here are several questions we often get asked.
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What is the menopause?
Menopause is a natural biological process in which the menstrual cycle stops. The ovaries are functioning less and no longer releasing eggs, which is related to a drop in oestrogen and progesterone levels in the body.
The body slowly enters menopause, often with several years of signals preceding it known as perimenopause. Those signals include irregular periods, heavier or lighter flows and weight gain.
How do I know if the menopause has started?
You can normally tell that the menopause has started if you have had no periods for one year, when your ovaries produce less of the hormone oestrogen. This may happen after about four years of irregular periods, known as the perimenopause. Hot flushes are one of the most visible signs that you are in the menopause, and can vary from being mildly uncomfortable to affecting your quality of life.
What should I expect when I go through the menopause?
Before you realize your period has stopped, you may notice other symptoms associated with menopause and perimenopause. They can include hot flushes, night sweats, profuse sweating, difficulty sleeping, headaches, decreased bone density, moodiness, anxiety, forgetfulness and problems with concentration, and vaginal dryness.
When will I get the menopause?
Most women will reach menopause between 45 and 55 years of age, although it may be earlier or even later in some women. Women tend to undergo menopause at an age similar to that of their mothers.
Are there any health risks associated with the menopause?
Health risks associated with menopause include an increased risk for heart disease and bone density loss (osteoporosis). Oestrogen offers some protection against both of these conditions, so when oestrogen levels fall at menopause, the risk increases.
How can I help myself through the menopause?
There are lots of different ways that women can help themselves during their menopause:
- Exercise and eat well
- Give up smoking
- Reduce caffeine intake
- Drink less alcohol
What about my mental wellbeing when I’m going through the menopause?
Changing hormone levels during menopause and midlife can increase the risk for depression in women. Emotional symptoms related to menopause can include anxiety, fears, and mood swings. Depression during perimenopause and menopause is treated similarly to depression that occurs at other times in life.
What is HRT?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to ease the symptoms of the menopause. It tops up, or replaces, low levels of the hormone oestrogen. It is commonly used to treat hot flushes. Many women notice that taking HRT improves their mood, sleep and general quality of life. They also notice they think more clearly and generally have more energy.
How do I take hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
You can take HRT in a number of ways including:
Patches: self-adhesive patches placed on your skin below your waist. This provides a constant flow of hormones.
Gels: Applied daily to a clean dry area of skin, such as on your lower back or on your thighs.
Tablets: Tablets are the most popular form of HRT. You take these every day to control your symptoms.
What are the side-effects of HRT?
While hormone treatment (HRT) is helpful for some women in dealing with severe symptoms, many are reluctant to use it because of uncertainty about risks and benefits.
HRT can cause several side-effects including:
- tender, and larger, breasts – this may last for four to six months
- cramp in your legs
- feeling sick
- feeling bloated
- mood swings
- fluid retention – this is when fluid builds up in your ankles or face, which can cause swelling
- more frequent migraines, if this is something you’re normally prone to
What are the risks of HRT?
While hormone treatment (HRT) is helpful for some women in dealing with severe symptoms, many are reluctant to use it because of uncertainty about risks and benefits including:
- Breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Blood clots
- Heart disease and strokes
Would you like to know more about our treatments?
There’s a lot of information contained within this website but here are the key things we feel you should know about us and the treatments we offer;
- We create a bespoke service and experience that matches each of our clients’ needs perfectly
- Our Clinics are friendly and relaxed and our team highly trained and experienced providing an outstanding level of client care and expertise
- Our Clinics are recognised Centres of Excellence for a range of revolutionary treatments and we are multi-award winning too
- All our treatments are very carefully chosen. Many use patented and FDA-cleared technology and some are also EU CE-marked treatments
- Our clients stay with us. We’re proud to boast an impressive 97% client retention rate and our biggest source of new clients continues to be through personal recommendation
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