Since the published National Institute of Health study on the effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy, women and their physicians continue to seek natural alternatives that offer individually tailored bio-identical (natural) hormone balancing.
Pre, peri and post-menopausal women can experience the effects of hormone fluctuations for many years. Just because a woman is no longer menstruating, it does not mean that hormones are stable. In fact, women can experience mood swings, hot flashes, night-sweats, weight gain, irritability, aging skin as well as fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibroids, breast tenderness, vaginal dryness, fluid retention or low-thyroid/adrenal symptoms throughout the menopausal and postmenopausal years.
Estrogen dominance (fluctuating estrogen levels – from low to high) and insufficient progesterone in relationship to estrogens can be at the root of these symptoms. However, other hormones due to adrenal insufficiency can also play a significant role. Men are also susceptible to hormone imbalance, particularly high estrogen levels.
Deciding what to do at menopause usually involves short and long-term considerations: current symptom management and disease risk evaluation/prevention. Partnering with a health care provider is an effective means to help find the right approach that fits your lifestyle and values.
A Hormone Consultation entails evaluation your health status, family and medical history, and symptom presentation. Based on your personal evaluation, I will customize your treatment plan to include any combination of the following: natural (bio-identical) hormone therapy, botanical medicine, homeopathy, and/or nutritional supplementation. Recommendations for any lab or diagnostic testing, including Saliva or 24-hour Urine testing is also available.
— Article provided by Dr. Adatya