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Menopause Treatment &
Perimenopause Treatment

Balance Your Hormones. Regain Your Vitality.

What is Menopause?

“I‘m struggling with sleep and feel tired all the time.”

‘I can’t lose weight anymore like I used to.”

“I can’t think straight and just don’t feel like myself anymore.”

Symptoms of Menopause

The above statements may sound familiar to many women undergoing that inevitable transition to menopause. Menopause is a normal, natural process that occurs in the life of every woman. However, it can be a  difficult and demanding time period for many as a plethora of uncomfortable symptoms creep up creating a frustrating experience. These include-

The list goes on but menopause treatment is available.
Menopause occurs when woman’s periods have stopped for 1 year. During this time, the ovaries stop producing the important female hormones – estrogen and progesterone resulting in biological, chemical and hormonal changes in the body. The typical age of menopause is 48 to 52 years old. Menopause treatment is available to help with these changes.

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What is Perimenopause?

Peri-menopause is the period of time just before menopause occurs. The peri-menopausal phase can last from a few months to several years and typically starts in the mid 40’s. During this time hormone levels start fluctuating until they eventually drop to such an extent that menstruation stops completely signaling the start of menopause. These fluctuating hormones lead to irregular and atypical menstrual cycles and the start of many of the symptoms mentioned above.

Some women sail smoothly through menopause. Others may be hit with a storm of symptoms ranging from mild to severe, persistent or even worsen with time. Furthermore, menopause and the accompanying drop in hormones can increase the risk of certain conditions such as heart disease, dementia, and bone loss or osteoporosis and changes in body composition such as muscle loss and fat gain.

With most women now living more than half their lives in menopause, it is important to get the right menopause treatment to feel just as vibrant and full of energy as their pre-menopausal years.

Factors that contribute to a more “difficult” menopause?

Menopause is supposed to be a natural process so why is it more troublesome  for some women versus others? There can be multiple reasons for this…

  • Age of Menopause

    Menopause is supposed to be a natural process so why is it more troublesome for some women versus others? There can be multiple reasons for this…

  • Environmental Exposures

    Plastics, pesticides, hormones in food, and other common chemicals act as “endocrine disrupters” which mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones. In response, the body may under or overproduce it’s own hormones creating health problems.

  • Diet and Nutrition

    Certain foods can restore or disrupt the body’s hormones. For example, there are a various plant foods called phytoestrogens such as soy and flaxseeds which act like estrogens in the body. Eating too little or too much may affect hormone related symptoms. Additionally, nutrients such as Omega 3 fats, fiber, green tea and others can influence how the body processes hormones.

  • Gut Heath

    One may wonder how our digestive health affects our hormones and sense of well being. Growing research has shown that the gut microbiome plays a central role in regulating estrogen in the body through an enzyme produced by our gut bacteria called beta-glucuronidase which converts estrogen to its active form. Therefore, imbalanced gut bacteria can affect the amount of estrogen in the body.

  • Lifestyle factors

    Stress management, exercise, and sleep can also influence hormone physiology in the body in positive or negative ways.

Menopause and Perimenopause
Treatment

The symptoms surrounding menopause can be difficult to deal with. Our integrative practitioners take an indepth look at your complete history and combine it with specialized functional medicine testing to identify your hormone imbalances. This helps us create a personalized menopause treatment plan to help you overcome your imbalances and thrive.

Our hormone optimization approach includes balancing four major hormone groups and possible liver detox support.

  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Insulin, Glucagon, and Cortisol – the blood sugar balancing hormones
  • Adrenal “stress” hormones and neurotransmitters (Cortisol, DHEA, serotonin, dopamine, gaba, etc.)
  • Male/Female hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone)
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Hormones are chemical messengers which deliver important biochemical messages to all our body systems. They “tell the body what to do”. If the hormones are deficient, the body does not get the proper signals or messages to perform its various tasks resulting in unpleasant and unhealthy symptoms. Our goal is to create harmony within our body by balancing the hormones in relation to one another, replacing what is deficient and reducing what is too high. This results in overall improved biochemical functioning of all  our body systems, a sense of well-being, and vitality.

If your menopause symptoms are persistent or severe, you may need targeted lifestyle changes, herbal supplements, or Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Our menopause doctors have earned a reputation for natural approaches for menopause treatment.

Tired of Hot Flashes, Weight Gain, Low Sex Drive and Sleep Difficulties?

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