What Is Peri-Menopause & Menopause?
During peri-menopause, a woman may begin to experience menopausal physical and emotional signs and symptoms, such as hot flashes, depression and menstrual cycle changes, even though they still menstruate.
Menopause is defined by the absence of a period for 1 full year.
What causes it? Menopause begins naturally when the ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone which are the hormones that regulate menstruation (periods).
What are my treatment options? Some treatment options are as followed; Exercise, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Calcium Management and Hormonal Medication. Speaking to your health care provider will give you a better understand on how to go about treating your Peri-menopause and Menopause.
Natural alternative or complimentary options:
These include incorporating nutritional changes into ones diet that promote positive hormone balance and remove triggers to hot flashes and night sweats. Both the Holistic Nutritionist and Naturopathic Doctors at Kleinburg Integrative Health can work with you to improve your diet and get on the right path to better hormonal health.
Botanical medicine is also very effective in off-setting menopausal symptoms. Salivary hormone testing to identify the hormonal state of the female is very helpful. This method of testing is different then blood hormone testing because it identifies how the hormones are functioning as well as their longterm status vs. blood tests which only show the amount of hormone that is present in the blood stream at that moment in time. Salivary testing is performed by the naturopathic doctors at Kleinburg Integrative Health. Once the hormone levels are determined, if necessary, natural medicines and supplements can be selected to bring them back into proper balance.
If you are looking for effective natural treatments for peri-menopause/menopause and live in or near Vaughan, come visit us at KIH clinic. We are located in Kleinburg (Vaughan), Ontario, right in the heart of the Kleinburg village. Fill out the form to the right of this page and we will get right back to you promptly with up-to-date, accurate and useful information on the next best steps in the treatment of your condition/concern.