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Menopause, is the time in most women's lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children. Menopause typically occurs between 49 and 52 years of age. Medical professionals often define menopause as having occurred when a woman has not had any vaginal bleeding for a year. It may also be defined by a decrease in hormone production by the ovaries.
Symptoms vary from person to person during peri menopause, leading up to menopause:
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be an option to help during this transition.
Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. Produced in the endocrine glands, these powerful chemicals travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do. They help control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction.
When you have a hormonal imbalance, you have too much or too little of a certain hormone. Even tiny changes can have serious effects throughout your whole body.
Your hormones play an integral role in your overall health. Because of that, there’s a broad range of symptoms that could signal a hormonal imbalance. Your symptoms will depend on which hormones or glands aren’t working properly.
Some examples are:
Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity. The lining of your uterus is called the endometrium. Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows on your ovaries, bowel, and tissues lining your pelvis. The hormonal changes of your menstrual cycle affect the misplaced endometrial tissue, causing the area to become inflamed and painful. This means the tissue will grow, thicken, and break down. Over time, the tissue that has broken down has nowhere to go and becomes trapped in your pelvis.
Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis. You may also have the following symptoms:
Uterine fibroids are tumors that grow in a woman's uterus. These growths are typically not cancerous (benign).
The exact cause of fibroids is not known. In women who have symptoms, the most common symptoms of uterine fibroids include:
Fibroids are generally classified by their location. Intramural fibroids grow within the muscular uterine wall. Submucosal fibroids bulge into the uterine cavity. Subserosal fibroids project to the outside of the uterus.
Hormone deficiencies contribute to an inflammatory state. When hormones are replaced and balanced levels are achieved, inflammation is decreased. Replacing deficient hormones in the body with bio-identical hormones can decrease the onset of heart disease, decrease cholesterol levels, control carbohydrate metabolism, improve memory, reduce the onset of osteoporosis and decrease the incidence of Alzheimer's disease.
The program addresses hormone imbalances and deficiencies of Estradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone, and Thyroid Hormones.
Includes consultation, blood tests if required to assess hormone status, review of blood work, and recommendations, such as dietary, lifestyle, and prescriptions for bio identical hormone therapy if required and or nutraceuticals.
There are three follow up appointments included in the annual package. These are at a nominal fee. Appointments are spaced 3 months apart, and are up to 30 minutes each
Extras that may or may not be required
This is a whole body assessment that gives you the blueprint for improving your health. This will measure the amount of fat, muscle, water and bone found in your body.
C1, D, E2, Pg, T
E2, Pg, T
C1, C2, C3, C4, D, E2, Pg, T
C1, C2, C3, C4, D
Dried Urine: E1G, PDG, LH, Crtn
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