Established in 2012 by hormone specialist Professor Nick Panay, Hormone Health initially operated as a private women’s health and menopause clinic situated in the prestigious Harley Street of London.
Over the years the company has expanded its services, and now includes virtual consultations, enabling women from anywhere to connect with their team of hormone specialists regardless of their geographical location. This expansion has provided all women with the opportunity to receive professional guidance and support for their health concerns.
Hormone Health’s vision, mission and values:
Hormone Specialists Delivering Personalised Care
Professor Panay’s vision is to assemble a team of hormone specialists across the country who are aligned in their approach. Together, they strive to deliver a personalised service that offers women dedicated time and a range of treatment options tailored to their individual needs and beliefs.
With a large team of hormone specialists and associates, Hormone Health are able to offer a range of services tailored to support individuals in achieving optimal hormonal balance and overall well-being. Our experienced multidisciplinary professionals understand the vital role hormones play in daily life and aim to help clients effectively manage their hormonal health.
By offering personalised advice, treatments and resources, Hormone Health empowers individuals to navigate hormonal challenges, whether related to sexual health, reproductive health or the post-reproductive phase. Committed to exceptional care, Hormone Health strives to enhance the quality of life for their clients by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and support.
What is a Hormone Specialist?
Hormone specialists, or endocrinologists, are medical professionals who are experts in diagnosing, treating and preventing hormone-related conditions. Hormones are natural chemical messengers produced by the endocrine glands which play a vital role in regulating various bodily processes and functions.
How does this effect us…
Imbalances in hormones can have significant impacts on growth, mood, metabolism, reproduction, sexual function, heart rate, sleep cycle and body temperature. As balanced hormone levels are crucial for overall well-being, hormone specialists focus on restoring hormonal balance to ensure proper functioning of the body.
Compared to other healthcare providers, the hormone specialists at Hormone Health have extensive knowledge of hormones and effective treatment methods. Hormone Health stay updated with the latest advancements in hormone-related technology, which allows for more efficient, convenient and rapid treatment options for patients
Our London Menopause Clinic
At our advanced menopause clinic in London, we pride ourselves on utilising cutting-edge equipment and staying up-to-date with the latest techniques. Whether you require hormonal therapy, lifestyle guidance or other menopause-related treatments, our hormone specialists ensure that you receive the highest level of care.
With an impressive reputation for delivering exceptional treatments, our menopause clinic is staffed by industry-leading professionals who are dedicated to providing outstanding services. When you choose our menopause clinic, you can have complete confidence in the quality of our care and the effectiveness of our treatments.
All of our Hormone Health associates have trained with Prof Panay, and they meet regularly to review clinical issues. This ensures a high standard of care for all patients. All investigations and treatments are supported by extensive clinical research and the relevant expert academic societies.
Consultation price list
At Hormone Health we offer both face-to-face and virtual consultations from our clinic located in London’s Harley Street. All investigations and treatments are supported by extensive clinical research and the relevant expert academic societies.
Please note private health insurance provides limited cover. BUPA, BUPA International and AXA do not cover consultations with Nick Panay or the Hormone Health Associates. Other companies may cover consultations with Prof Panay only. Please check with your insurer.
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your Hormone Health consultation or screening, and to provide some initial answers regarding your treatment and medication.
What should I bring to my consultation?
Any pertinent medical records/letters or recent blood test results would be useful along with any symptom diary that you may have been recording. If possible, please download and complete our symptom diary (PDF, 149KB).
What will happen in my consultation?
Mr Panay or one of his Associates will take a detailed medical history and discuss any further management required with you. This may include blood tests or scans. They may not prescribe at the first appointment.
We will keep your GP informed and any other consultants that you may be under the care of (with your permission).
Who are Mr Panay’s Associates?
They are doctors with a special interest in hormone health. Each has a variety of backgrounds including gynaecology, general practice and sexual health. They have all been trained under Prof Panay’s supervision and have further qualifications in menopause management.
Please see our Meet the team page for further information on our Associates.
Please note, the Associates are only able to see self-funding patients as private health insurance policies do not cover.
Will my treatments be covered by my health insurance?
Please note private health insurance provides limited cover. BUPA, BUPA International and AXA do not cover consultations with Nick Panay or the Hormone Health Associates. Other companies may cover consultations with Mr Panay only. Please check with your insurer.
What sort of scan might I need?
The commonest scans are ultrasound scans and DEXA Bone Density scans (see Our Services).
Once I start HRT, how long will it be until I see an improvement in my symptoms?
There is no predictable timescale but it can certainly take at least 6 weeks for hormone levels to settle and symptoms to improve, it can take up to 3 months which is why we ask to see you every 3 months until things start to settle down.
We also ask that you have blood tests prior to being seen at follow up consultations, this is so that we can see how your levels are on the medication you have been prescribed as this may need to be adjusted at your consultation.
Where should I apply the various medications?
We ask you to apply the Estrogen patches or gel to the abdomen, buttock or thigh, moving the site of application from one side to the other each time to minimise skin irritation.
Testosterone gel should be applied to the lower abdomen.
Progesterone tablets can either be taken orally or used vaginally as a pessary.
What side effects should I expect?
This depends on what you have been prescribed but the most common side effects are listed below:
Estrogen: bloating, breast tenderness or swelling, nausea, headaches.
Progesterone: weight gain, fluid retention and swelling (oedema), fatigue, acne, drowsiness or insomnia, breast discomfort or enlargement, premenstrual syndrome (PMS)-like symptoms.
Testosterone: Acne or oily skin, mild fluid retention, increased hair growth at the site of application.
How can I reduce any side effects?
Mr Panay and his team will try and achieve the best hormone balance possible which may mean altering the doses/timings of elements of your treatments. Progesterone seems to be the most common cause of unwanted side effects but for instance, using the tablets as a vaginal pessary instead of taking orally, can reduce the side effects significantly.
Can you explain the difference between Sequential HRT and Continuous Combined?
Sequential HRT mimics the natural cycle with continuous estrogen and sequential progesterone i.e. only for part of the month. The length of time progesterone is used varies between individuals but is usually for anything from one to two weeks of the cycle.
Continuous Combined HRT is just that: both estrogen and progesterone taken together every day of the cycle, continuously.
How much notice is necessary for a repeat prescription?
You should allow 3 working days.
Other ways to contact
You can contact us to make an appointment or your GP or specialist can write to refer you. For overseas patients a referral letter may not always be required.
We ask that you bring any copies of investigations that you have had performed elsewhere as this may prevent repeating some investigations. A record of your symptoms can also be very helpful at the first consultation. If possible, please download and complete our symptom diary.