Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) also known as a premature menopause is when a woman’s ovaries stop working before the age of 40.  A healthy women’s ovaries produce the hormones oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, which control the menstrual cycle.  As a woman ages the ovaries eventually stop producing these hormones, for women with a diagnosis of POI this happens long before the expected age of menopause.

For many women they may not know they have POI until they begin try to get pregnant, common symptoms include irregular periods, and other menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, hot flushes, mood swings, vaginal dryness and trouble sleeping.  If you think you have POI, or have  been diagnosed with primary ovarian insufficiency then we are here to help you.

Are you not sure where to go next, do you need further information and support?  This consultation can give you the support and information you need to manage your condition and decide what treatment and next steps are right for you.

A typical POI Consultation involves:

Take a detailed medical history

Discuss specific POI symptoms

Discuss appropriate referrals if required

Up to date information on types of HRT

Available resources and support groups

A lifestyle assessment

Recommend and arrange specific blood tests and interventions 

Advice on appropriate treatment and symptom relief

Recommendation on appropriate supplements

A bespoke follow up report with recommendations