Hormone Health – founded by Nick Panay in 2015 – started as a private women’s health clinic located in London’s Harley Street. In September 2019, we launched our second clinic in Nottingham and in 2021 we launch clinics in Glasgow and Oxford. Mr Panay’s aim is to gather a group of like-minded specialists throughout the country to provide a service that will give women personal time and choices of treatment to suit their needs and beliefs.

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 Mr Panay only. Please check with your insurer.

We are pleased to announce that we are opening new clinics in Oxford and Glasgow in Spring 2021. To be added to our waiting list please email hormonehealth@92Harleystreet.com

Our Services

The word menopause comes from the Greek word ‘menos’ meaning month and “pausis” meaning to cease. Menopause means the monthly period stops. From a medical perspective, the menopause is defined as having happened one year after the last menstrual period.

The menopause or ‘the change’ usually takes place in a woman’s life aged 45-55, but in some cases it can begin earlier.

Early menopause is when menopause begins to take place earlier in a woman’s life than expected, between the ages of 40 and 45.

In some cases, premature menopause can occur, which is before the age of 40.

If you are a woman going through the menopause, you could be at risk of the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis can affect anyone although women over 50 are most at risk due to falling levels of the bone-protecting hormone oestrogen during the peri-menopause and menopause.

More than three million people in the UK are affected and as many as half of women over 50 will break a bone due to the condition. It can be a very painful and debilitating disease.

This is a specific type of X-ray that measures bone mineral density (BMD). DEXA is an abbreviation for ‘Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry’, but may also be called a DXA scan or a bone density scan. DEXA scans are often used to diagnose or assess someone’s risk of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and increases the risk of breakage.

Ultrasound (also called sonography) is a technique that uses sound waves to image structures in the body. During the ultrasound, high-frequency sound waves are transmitted to the area of interest in the body (eg breast, pelvic area) and the returning echoes are recorded with any abnormalities identified.

The most common scan for women is the Pelvic Ultrasound Scan, which is used to detect or exclude the presence of fibroids, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovaries and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Blood tests are the core investigation for health – measuring hormone levels, vitamin levels (especially Vitamin D), minerals (eg iron), folic acid, insulin, glucose, other metabolic markers.

Complementary therapies have long been used throughout the world as a traditional approach to help manage the symptoms of the menopause. These complementary therapies embrace many different approaches, including food supplements, herbal medicines, acupuncture, yoga, Reiki, meditation.

Here at Hormone Health, we will only use evidence based approaches to health. There is a variable amount of clinical data supporting these approaches, with herbal medicines and food supplements having the most significant portfolio of data.

Deciding which contraceptive method to use is one of the most important decisions all women have to make. Being able to control one’s fertility, decide if you want to have children at all, and if you do, when you want to have them, how many you want to have and with whom are all critically important.

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus develops in other places, such as on the bladder, bowel and ovaries.

Scar tissue and adhesions can form and in severe cases; this causes organs to stick together.

We can help with assessment of your fertility potential/family planning issues. If fertility treatment is required we can refer you on to our partners at TFP.

Fibroids are very common, affecting around one in three women aged 30 to 50. You may not realise you have them as often they do not cause symptoms. Sometimes they are diagnosed during a routine gynaecological examination, test or scan.

Fibroids are non-cancerous. In many cases, they cause no problems at all and eventually shrink, without the need for treatment, during the menopause when levels of reproductive hormones drop.

Fibroids can impact on your quality of life, menstrual health and fertility. We perform diagnostic tests e.g. scans and propose optimal medical and surgical interventions.

Our associates are all skilled in assessing gynaecological health, screening and advising about medical and surgical interventions where required.

Symptoms of the menopause can be unpleasant and impact on your daily life. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one of the ways you can alleviate these symptoms. In fact, HRT has more benefits for your menopausal health than simply reducing the unwanted symptoms of the menopause.

Testosterone is the main male sex (androgen) hormone, but it is also a vital hormone in the everyday balance of a woman’s system.

Symptoms due to female androgen deficiency e.g. low libido and energy is still a condition that some doctors do not recognise as a medical condition. More research is required, but treatments can be used to alleviate symptoms that are associated with a low testosterone level.

We recommend conventionally regulated bioidentical hormone therapies which can be individualised and tailor made to your requirements

Expert clinical assessment, gynaecological scanning and use of tumour markers can help to diagnose and manage ovarian cysts.

We specialise in the management of period problems, especially the medical management of these, to restore menstrual quality of life

POI stands for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency; you may also hear it referred to as premature menopause or premature ovarian failure. POI is a condition where the ovaries struggle to function correctly before the age of 40. The ovaries stop releasing eggs and stop producing hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone).

Our associates are trained to diagnose and treat premature ovarian insufficiency as efficiently and compassionately as possible. This can have a huge impact on immediate quality of life and ong term wellbeing.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the combination of symptoms that women experience from a week or two before their period. The symptoms usually improve after the period.

For some women, the symptoms can be physically and psychologically distressing. This may affect their personal relationships, both socially and professionally.

Studies show that up to 30% of women may experience significant symptoms of PMS. One type of severe and debilitating premenstrual condition is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

Our associates are experts at interpreting the impact of ovarian and other hormones on the psychological wellbeing of women and tailor making regimens to ameliorate the effects of these hormones thus promoting emotional quality of life.

Vaginal atrophy may also be referred to as vaginal dryness or atrophic vaginitis. Other terms you may hear being used include vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) and Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)

The primary reason for vaginal atrophy is a deficiency in estrogen, which can lead to: thinning of the vaginal tissue, reduction in the production of collagen (elastic tissue) or reduction in production of vaginal fluids.

Markers in your blood sample help our team to establish important indicators of your overall health status. Your cholesterol levels, thyroid function, blood glucose levels and levels of important vitamins and minerals can help us create a personally tailored lifestyle plan to help you feel your best from the inside out.

Taking a systematic approach focusing around your lifestyle, stress levels, gut flora integrity, the mechanical action of your digestive system and FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are the complex names for a collection of molecules found in food, that can be poorly absorbed by some people).

We work with leading IBS specialists to ensure that abdominal pain, bloating gas and the anxiety of an unpredictable digestive system can, in time, be a thing of the past.

Body Composition scanning is probably the most exciting development in natural health management in the last 5 years. It specifically shows where fat is distributed throughout the body, and allows for a more scientific approach to targeted weight management.

In addition, it shows how much muscle you have and whether there are weaknesses in your body that can be addressed through a specialised exercise plan.

Over 95% of diets fail, which is exactly why we can help construct bespoke and tailored plans that become a way of life, rather than another round in a series of yoyo diets.

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.

Referral form downloads

For doctors:

Medical referral booking form (PDF, 67KB)

Book your own scan:

Self-referral request form (PDF, 73KB)

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