Dealing With Menopause? Functional Medicine May Provide Relief
Do you suspect that you are close to menopause? Or maybe you know you are in the thick of it. If you’re experiencing hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, or other issues that seem to have popped up overnight, chances are that your body’s hormone levels are changing/becoming imbalanced.
New You Health and Wellness is proud to be a provider of hormone therapy for a variety of conditions, including menopause. To learn more about how New You Health and Wellness can provide relief from your symptoms, contact our clinic in Wauwatosa, WI today and schedule an appointment.
What is menopause and why does it occur?
Menopause is a natural part of life that every woman goes through from the ages of 45 to 54. It is the period of 12 months following a woman’s final menstrual cycle, and although it usually occurs on its own, it can be triggered by external factors related to stress.
As a woman ages, they experience significant changes in their bodies. These changes directly affect the production of the two female hormones: estrogen and progesterone.
Estrogen and progesterone are what regulates the menstrual cycle and also what allows a woman to have a normal, healthy pregnancy. These hormones are produced by the ovaries. Before menopause starts (the period known as perimenopause), hormone levels begin to fluctuate and some symptoms may occur. Perimenopause lasts many years before menopause starts.
The levels of estrogen and progesterone fluctuate and as a result women experiencing irregular menstrual cycles, or exceptionally heavy, painful bleeding during a period, which can last for a long time before menopause actually begins.
Symptoms of menopause
There are many different symptoms of menopause, but the most commonly experienced ones are as follows:
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Urinary tract infections
- Painful intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Memory issues
If you are having any of these symptoms, addressing less than optimal hormone fluctuation naturally can help.
How can functional medicine help?
Menopause may be a natural part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to deal with the side effects of your bodily changes on your own.
Natural hormone support at New You Health and Wellness can help to alleviate some of the nagging symptoms that can accompany menopause, especially the more inconvenient ones such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
During your first appointment, you’ll sit down with your functional medicine practitioner to talk through your symptoms and medical history. Based on your discussion, your therapist will decide which tests may be beneficial and walk you through what to expect next. She will also help you to understand exactly why the hormonal imbalances are occurring.
Once your tests come back, we will thoroughly review the results with you. Hormone therapy is often given to women going into menopause or experiencing menopausal symptoms way too early. At New You Health and Wellness we help you optimize your hormone balance naturally without pills, creams or other hormones. Hormone replacement therapy doesn’t need to be the first line of treatment. Many effective interventions can be done before resorting to taking hormones and the practitioners at New You Health and Wellness can help.
Call us today to schedule an appointmentAllow New You Health and Wellness to help you gain much-needed relief from menopausal side effects. Call our clinic today to learn more about the benefits of hormone therapy, and to find out if it’s the best route of treatment for you.
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