Working Through Menopause, Naturally

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.

 

To learn more or to book an appointment with Dr. Adatya, call Qi Integrated Health Clinic in Kitsilano, Vancouver BC.

— Article provided by  Dr. Adatya