Menopause Journey – Dr Shirin Featured in Health and Wellbeing Magazine
Thank you to our lovely patient, Denise, who shared her #menopause journey at Elite Aesthetics with @healthandwellbeingmag. We have a wide range of effective treatments at our clinic to treat the symptoms of menopause.
“The taboo may be crumbling at last, but do you really know what to expect from the menopause? Four women share their stories
“I was only 32 when I was recommended to have a hysterectomy for medical reasons, despite being warned it would cause early menopause. Within weeks I was having hot flushes, feeling anxious and depressed, and struggling to sleep. I also noticed that if I coughed or laughed, I weed a bit. And gradually it just got worse. 10 years of HRT paused my symptoms, but when I stopped taking the tablets the incontinence was so bad I couldn’t go anywhere without wearing a pad. My doctor said that, apart from bladder repair surgery, which didn’t have a high success rate, there wasn’t anything they could do. So I soldiered on, feeling too old before my time. Then, in 2015, I slipped over. I didn’t hurt myself but as I started laughing I began to wee myself – I had no control over it. Totally mortified, I began researching treatments. I discovered Dr Shirin Lakhani at Elite Aesthetics in Kent, who told me about a non-surgical procedure that would centrifuge some of my blood to separate out plasma containing a high level of platelets, and then inject it into my vagina! I had the treatment in November 2017 and, from the minute I left the clinic, I could cough and laugh without leaking. It was miraculous! My confidence has soared and I’ve got my life back.”