Menopause is a major rite of passage in the life of every woman. This is a time when dramatic shifts in hormones occur, resulting in complex changes in different body systems and how they interact. These changes can occur up to 10 years prior to the actual onset of menopause, a period which is known as peri-menopause.You may feel “off” or like something isn’t quite right in your body. Determining what exactly is going on can be a puzzling process, and the plethora of treatments available off the shelf is simply overwhelming. Having a skilled professional thoroughly analyze and treat your imbalances through a comprehensive naturopathic menopause program can make all the difference and help you feel like yourself again!
We can help to figure out what is going on in your body. We will assess the function of and the interactions between the major glands such as the adrenals, ovaries, thyroid, pituitary and brain chemistry. With this information we can prescribe research driven therapies to restore balance and help you to feel good again.
Troubling symptoms during menopause
During menopause, a wide variety of symptoms can become troublesome for women which include:
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- thyroid conditions
- dry skin
- hair changes
- bladder control problems
- vaginal dryness
- low libido
Risks for diseases such as breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease also increase after menopause.
Not every woman experiences menopause in the same way, and this is due to differing hormonal levels between women. We offer full hormonal testing through saliva and blood to diagnose exactly which hormonal imbalance you are experiencing during the menopausal transition. This allows us to prescribe a program customized to you, aimed at restoring health and balance and allowing you to feel yourself again.
Testing offered includes
Different panels may be recommended depending on your symptoms in our Naturopathic Menopause Program.
- sex hormone binding globulin
- thyroid panels including antibodies
- estrogen metabolite profiles to assess risks for breast cancer
- cortisol and adrenal profiles