Menopause Treatment

Are you suffering from fatigue, intense hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, vaginal dryness, or moodiness? If you answered yes, it is quite possible that you are experiencing symptoms of menopause. Before you read on, the doctors at Conscious Human Medicine believe that menopause is NOT a medical condition. Menopause is, however, a very important, distinct phase of the female lifespan as you transition from having monthly menstrual cycles to the loss of reproductive capacity. While a challenging time for many women, physically, emotionally and spiritually, this process does not have to be debilitating.

The changes that occur during peri-menopause, when cycles become erratic and hormones fluctuate, and menopause when the menstrual cycle ceases all together for 12 months or more, often cause many unwanted physical, emotional and mental symptoms. Energy can plummet, sleep can be difficult, often interrupted by sheet-soaking night sweats, you may be ravaged by hot flashes and you can feel anxious, depressed or short-tempered. Libido often decreases and vaginal changes, including atrophy and dryness, often make intercourse painful. Many women often gain weight, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs, skin loses its elasticity and you may find it difficult to put on or keep muscle mass.

Hormones that are crucial throughout the period of menopause include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, cortisol and thyroid hormone. The doctors at Conscious Human Medicine perform both routine and specialized laboratory tests and take a comprehensive look at the interplay between all of these hormones to determine how best to balance and optimize your health.

Dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors often play a prominent role in the severity and length of the menopausal transition period and we make it a priority to take an in-depth look at these factors. We offer you individualized nutritional, lifestyle and other naturopathic recommendations to reduce the symptoms of menopause and improve your well-being.
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